I decided to do a blog post to catch everyone up on what's been going on with me and why I've been kind of absent.
If you've read my About Me section, you'll have some background on my intentions with painting such as that this is a side thing that I do for fun. I do have a day job and well a lot has been happening at that day job. So I was focused on making sure my team knew what to do and nothing fell through. I was assisting with running everything and it was taking a lot of my attention. And then while managing everything, a position at the company opened up, I went for it and applied. I was called for an interview and things moved quickly after that. I went through the interview process and was offered the position like 2 days later. I accepted it immediately and will be officially starting as an employee on December 3rd. So I have been focused on transitioning all my current duties to the other team members.
If you know me personally, you know that I have been trying really hard for 3 years to become part of the "family". I was so enthralled with the possibility that I focused all of my attention on getting that position. I am excited to start my new journey on Monday. I went from a Quality Assurance Specialist / Contractor to Implementation Specialist I, so basically I went from making sure the quality was good on the courses, to actually creating the courses =D
I have also been handling a lot of personalized orders that came in due to the holidays. Its been pretty busy with everything, but I love it. It's fun, and I am learning some cool new tricks and techniques.
This was one of my biggest orders:
On top of all of that exciting stuff, I am also working on myself. I started a weight-loss journey in August and have been working on it ever since. It may not seem like a lot when you look at time, but I have lost 27 pounds and a total of 5 inches all over my body. I've had tough moments of feeling like the stuff I'm doing is not having any effect and I wanted to quit, but I didn't. I am now at the point that I need new clothes because my clothes are literally too baggy or falling off of me. It's an amazing feeling and while I am taking care of myself, Im learning a lot about myself. I am considering having posts regarding my journey, because I feel my battle/fight with this stubborn weight may help inspire someone else.
This picture is a good example of my change. The picture on the left is me 1 year ago, and the one on the right was right after Thanksgiving.
If I start creating posts on the journey, I will be adding better progression photos. I honestly didn't have the confidence in my self in the beginning, so I didn't plan on doing great progression photos that really show it off. That will change.
So let me know in the comments if it something you'd be interested in, or that you agree that I should in case it may help motivate others. I have tried many "tricks" and things to help me. I'd provide everything thats helped me, what didn't work for me and what really helped keep me going.
The only other update that I have, is I am on TikTok now as well. I will share my artwork sometimes as well as some personal videos. If you're interested in seeing my goofy side, find me on there and definitely follow me. I try to come up with funny or cool ideas as well as trying out the challenges.
TikTok Name: @Artist_Shore
And just in case you dont have it, I am also on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Tumblr:
Youtube: Artist Shore
Well I think I am done for tonight. I hope you enjoyed this post. I am hoping to become active again like I was before once I am settled with the new position and my exam is over with! Let me know your opinions, thoughts, and anything else you'd like to mention in the comments. I love hearing from you all!
Thank you for reading!