So, it's been a while... maybe three months?
Finished first quarter of UW STEP with a 3.9 GPA (which is good since I worked my ass off) Now I'm in Summer quarter working with students during their bridge program at Garfield. There's also some classes held on campus... at least I'm not going between 4 different schools like last quarter which was a total hassle.
I'm liking the program so far, but what's difficult is finding spare time for art and other hobbies. Mostly animation. I mean, I have all this software and an actual light box with the whole acrylic rotating disc (which I accidentally broke while transporting it from the garage to the upstairs... thankfully mom glued it back together with acrylic super glue) I wanted to draw keys on paper and then do my inbetweens on the computer... it just makes it easier doing timing when it's going through Toon Boom. And then the hard part is deciding what I want to animate... I have a lot of tiny one shot scenes, but I think there are some fundamentals that need to be accomplished (like gee, I dunno, an actual walk cycle that looks nice... a couple of different cycles actually) I also should probably do one of those animated pillows that I see in a lot of classes for 2D.
Animation, hands down, is my dream job. If I truly had everything to do over, it would be going to school for that. The plan now is teaching for about ten years, then heading back to school for art and animation. I don't want to have any regrets in life and I feel like that's something that I would truly regret. I mean, just one gig. If I could work on something professionally (I don't even care if it's volunteer work or a cereal commercial) I could die happy.
In life news, my brother now lives with me, my mom left my dad, and my credit score dropped by about 100 points because of a $5 balance on one of my cards... I should've paid attention, but I didn't think there was a balance on my stupid card! Guh... now I gotta work on that.