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So hey, 2015 happened.

So hey, 2015 happened.

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Boy, that sure was a year, wasn't it?

Good stuff:
- Got to spend it with my ‘Bootscreature. (No, I’m not done gushing. I may never be done gushing.)
- Finished and posted a chapter fic for the first time, cowrote three more with aforementioned ‘creature.
- Wrote three short stories.
- Wrote some porn.
- Cooked a lot of delicious foods.
- Took Python, CSS, and game design courses on Coursera. (Javascript is ongoing.)

Bad stuff:
- Failed utterly at Employability.
- Did very little art.
- Only wrote three short stories, despite lots of free time this year, and sold none of them.
- My country continues careening down the road to Have You Lost Your Fucking Mindville, and my dad is going full Fox Geezer on me.

In the coming months I want to pull together a more decent portfolio that shows I can write, design and code, but I’m not sure where to start. I also want to pick up my novel again and actually finish it by the end of the year. I just don’t want to spend another year flailing around uselessly and getting crappy retail job after crappy retail job. (Though right now I’d love a crappy retail job. XD)
  • You did not fail. You simply found another way that did not work ;) You just need to keep trying and find a way that works. Don't give up. Is there some sort of Job Club anywhere near you that could help you build your portfolio more effectively? What about a video portfolio - part interview, part presentation of what you can do? Or a website? You could code it yourself, and there are any number of low-cost hosting companies out there :)

    Besides, it's not like you're doing nothing with your time ;)

    May 2016 bring you hope, success and continued love xxx
  • - Got to spend it with my ‘Bootscreature. (No, I’m not done gushing. I may never be done gushing.)

    *dances the dance of happy*

    The positives far outweigh the negatives, my friend - especially that first positive. I can tell you from personal experience that no job situation (be it employment, unemployment, great job, hated job, whatever) means squat if you're not sharing your life with the right person. And you are. Which means everything on that list of bad stuff pales in comparison. It'll see itself right with time; you have love, which is so unfortunately rare in this modern world.

    Also: the job market in that country is mad if it can't see what an asset you'd be to any and every workplace at which you wished to try your hand :)
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