Time for an update, huh? What have I been up to?
I have had an interesting few weeks. I’ve been taking some time to see my family, my friends and my partner. I have also been very good about working on Soft Peach. I am creating a schedule for myself, taking time to work on what’s important to me. It’s very rewarding to check things off my list.
I will soon be transitioning to a new job in mid-August. It will be a full-time event planning gig where I’ll be able to be more comfortable financially, and be able to do something I find very fun. Event planning is one of my favorite things to do, and I hope the adjustment period is as smooth as it can be.
Wish me luck on this career change!
To change the subject, I have a list of goals I would like to share with you. I always love thinking about the future. As a 24 year old, I have a lot to look forward to. So, if I may, let’s take a look:
1. Buy a House
Why does it seem like it was easier to buy a house 30 years ago? Student loans were a lot more manageable; people could easily find quick service-type jobs to be able to make it through college, and it was much easier to take out a loan than it is today. I could get political, as a POC millennial, but I’d rather just try to work towards this seemingly impossible goal. I won’t talk numbers, but I am nowhere near able to save up for a house right now, let alone a car, but I would love to own my own land as soon as I can. Rent can eat up income, and to me, rent is not worth the expense if I don’t own the place. If I could take my money towards a mortgage, while owning my own land, it would make me a happy camper. To expand on this goal, I want to be able to rent out the house I buy someday, maybe within 10 or 15 years, and buy an even nicer house. According to my partner, renting out houses is where the money is, and I would love to be able to provide someone a home.
2. Attend and be apart of more conventions around the country
I LOVE going to conventions, especially comics, anime, and art conventions. The atmosphere is so inspiring to me. I have a big list of conventions I would like to go to, some are in places I may want to live in someday. I have only been in Artist Alley conventions a couple times so far, and it’s very interesting to see what people gravitate towards in my art collection, seeing what sells, and what people point to. If I had expendable income, I would try and support every artist at cons because usually the art I see at cons is some of the best I’ve seen. There are so many talented artists out there!
Some conventions that I have my eye on are:
Anime Expo (only in my wildest dreams)
Among others; there are so many cons it’s crazy! I want a full year where I do nothing but show at cons. Wouldn’t that be just amazing?!
3. Continue Soft Peach Comics self-publishing
If you all have been very nice and kept up with my comics Instagram, @soft_peach_comics, you’ll see that I am very slowly starting the process of the next chapter of my comic, “Jazz”. This one will be a doozy; at about 41 pages, it’ll be the longest chapter for sure!
If you are unfamiliar with Soft Peach Comics, it is my self-publishing company where I get to tell my own stories. It started in 2017 with “Jazz”, my magical girl-inspired story that I came up with during my days in college. My dream is to have tons of stories created by me under Soft Peach Comics. I have so many ideas I would like to see in comic form, so please stick around if you’re interested in what stories I want to tell. Because I am not stopping anytime soon!
4. Open a resource studio for comic artists and illustrators in Columbus
Maybe one of my biggest, most out there dreams of mine. This topic will be covered in a separate blog post; I want to dedicate some time writing about this one. So please be on the lookout for that.
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