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I'm Still Alive!

I'm still here! I'm not dead! I have been meaning to post an update over the last few months, but as usual, life got in the way. On the plus side, this means that I am employed again (hooray!) The main downside is that I've been busy with work and the whole side hustle thing fell on the wayside and was a casualty of the process. I got hired in October as a Graphic Designer for a store that sells photography and videography gear, so it's been a pretty natural fit as far as being in line with my interests. It took a bit of an adjustment phase, since I was more used to working in Production Design on a large team, working towards an end goal all together. At my new job, I'm on a team of three and basically do the majority of print and social media design work for the company. I get along with the other two girls pretty great, and everyone within the company was extremely welcoming which made starting somewhere new a lot less intimidating. Every day is different, and some days are more hectic than others, but I've finally found my pace and things there feel good. As a bonus, I got to use my employee discount for a sweet ass Panasonic G9 and I am IN LOVE with it. For reals. I'll post some photos later. As a special work perk, yesterday I got to take a Continuing Education course, UX and Responsive Web Design, at a local community college. I've been gearing up over the past few weeks to get my shit together and figure out how to fit Ruby July into my life again and make it truly work. The course I took yesterday also gave me great insight on what I can do to make this website better and more user-friendly, which will be incredibly useful as I readjust and fit in a storefront. I'm going to look into some things this weekend, and figure out a loose plan so I can share my pretties with the world! I'm excited to get this going again, and I'll be sure to update more frequently as things start to progress on my end.

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