June 27th— What are you up to?

It's been a month since I finally graduated from IUPUI with my Bachelor's in English. My self-esteem received a boost and I'm feeling pretty great. Back in 2013, when I realized I may never finish college (without a LOT of hard work and money), I gave up on it and went through a long period of depression. While it wasn't the only thing that was causing me to become depressed, it was one of the two biggest players in that period of time. The realization that I would be able to finish both of my degree that came in December 2020, has helped me to feel better about the last 12 years of my life. Life still isn't easy, but it has become manageable.

I'm applying to jobs. I had a few interviews. Nothing so far to get me out of my current position, but it has been promising. I am continually stepping up my game and editing my resume.

I start my second degree at SNHU tomorrow. I am excited. I am even more excited now that Andrew is joining me. He is pursuing an associates degree in computer science. I am excited and proud of my fiancé. It is something that he needs to do (he's probably more intelligent than I am and he even reads more books than me). I think this will open a lot more doors to him— not just career wise. I think it will help him to see the potential that I see in him. This is an exciting experience on all fronts. I'm seriously considering an internship next summer which I will be writing about in November.

I rescued a goldfish from living in a bucket back in 2011. His name was Glub Glub. He passed away in 2013. His fish tank has been unused in my dad's garage ever since. He didn't want to give it to me, but last year that garage caught fire and everything had to go. It went into my garage during 2020 Covid. I did not want to do anything with it last year due to the pandemic. As everything is much better now, I cleaned it and it is almost ready to hold fish. I am very excited.

As far as projects go, I am focusing on learning ZBrush. It is a 3D modeling program. I took out a loan through Affirm to cover the full price as the subscription is overpriced (if you pay for the subscription for two years, then it covers the full price of ZBrush, but you don't get anything— so you will overpay in the end). I have a course on Domestika.org that goes through the introduction of ZBrush. It's been interesting and insightful. It's a LOT easier to 3D model than in Maya. Below is my first attempt in ZBrush. I'm learning slowly...

I am also trying to manage my time at home better. It's difficult, but I am getting things done. It's a work in progress.