Some of you may know that I've had a bit of a career change. I've gone from working primarily at a graphic design studio, to being a full time illustrator. Before, I was only able to squeeze in my illustration work at night and during the weekends. Recently I had gone down to part time at my job to give my illustration career a bit of a kick start, and it worked. I officially started my first day as a freelancer yesterday. I also caught one heck of a head cold yesterday morning. So, as I sat at my desk in my studio at home in my yoga pants, sneezing every other minute or so, and attempting to get some work done, I realized that once again, what the future holds can be quite different from my expectations. Having said that, I am working on two exciting projects that I'm sure I'll be sharing about in more detail later on, and my agents at Astound continue to be awesome! A few months ago I was seriously doubting whether or not I would ever be able to become a full time freelancer, and then the floodgates opened! Work started rolling in, with the very real possibility of more on the horizon, so Mike and I crunched some numbers and made that big decision! From what I've heard from other freelancers who've gone before me, this transition can be a challenging one, but I've never heard anyone say they wish they would have stayed at their day job! So onward! I know the little germies hiding out in my head right now will be beaten back by my oh so talented white blood cells, the brain fog will lift, and it will be a bit easier to work without my nose running like a faucet! This too shall pass! There will be challenges, I know, but I'm ready and willing to face them!