Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Yes, it's been a while...

I know Phats is probably the only one really anticipating my return, so, Phats, here ya go! Hope it's everything you thought it would be....and more! So, what have I been doing since I last graced this part of the blog-o-sphere? Seems like a whole heck of a lot of nothing.

Work has been going in a different direction for me and not really the way I'd like. With the state of the economy the past year or so being what it has been, the company I work for had to lay-off some of our staff. Then, they decided that it was time to take away some of our pay. 10% to be exact. That might not seem like a lot, but when you're not making as much as you should be with the education you have, it's quite a hit. Especially when they also increase our health insurance costs.


Now, I know you're sitting there thinking, "Why, DG, you should just be thankful that you HAVE a job." Yes, I should be. But, somehow, it's just not that simple.

I have been searching a bit for a new gig, but, alas, they just aren't that abundant...or at least ones that I'm qualified for or in a state in which I'd like to live.

One thing I have done to help my situation is to start my own business. Not a design business...yet. I've started selling jewelry. Cheesy as it may be, I get a good commission on what I sell, so keep your fingers crossed that I do well at it. I had my first party last Friday during a snowstorm and it turned out ok. Show number two is this Friday.

Well, that's about it for now. Phats, I hope you enjoyed it!