The Beginnings of Somethings Great
So, the first entry after the last entry. Definitely a change in emphasis. Today was a whirlwind day. It was the culmination and start of many different things. It started slowly, but eventually it all happened at once. It was mildly chaotic when it did happen. I had been waiting all day to hear if I got the promotion at work and for my wacom to get here.
Come 4 o’clock, it was time for a meeting and there was no wacom and no information. Not much I could do now, I had to go to the meeting. (I do find it very odd saying I was going to a meeting – I never expected to be in a corporate setting with meetings and such) About halfway into the meeting, the doorbell rings. My tablet is here. Grab it and come back and sit down to finish the meeting and start opening the box to get at my sexy new graphics tablet. Finally get it out of the box to look at and I hear an announcement in the meeting. I got the position.
In 5 minutes, I got the gateway to more art and a promotion which, though it has no pay raise, means I am on the way up with the company. I’ve been working towards this position for a couple months now. I never outright said I wanted it, but as I have in the past, I showed my superiors that I could handle it and that I was the person for the job. Apparently, they saw that and they moved me up into the position. I am damned good at my job, and I will excel in this new position as well.
As for the tablet, I didn’t even get to play with it until I finally got to my lunch break. I got it out and got all the drivers and software installed, but that was all. So, I had to sit with it out and ready to play with without getting to touch it. Such a cocktease. haha But, once I finally got to fiddle with it and touch it, it was worth the wait. It’s a world of difference using it over not just a mouse, but a pencil and paper. I won’t go into what I drew in this entry, but I do have a follow up planned that will go over it. I only got to test it tonight and do a bit of art. I can’t wait until I figure it out and really get into what it can do. I still need to play with it more though. I’ve already gone in and macro’d some important Photoshop shortcuts to the keys, but that’s just the beginning of it all. There is much that can be done with this.
In all of this, I am extremely happy and so very excited. However, it was tempered with a bit of sad reality. As happy as this all makes me, I still don’t have anyone concrete to share it with. That thought broke me down a bit tonight. It may have just been the flood of emotions from finally achieving two very important things, but it was there beneath the surface. It will fade as I go on and keep kicking ass and doing what it is I need to be doing. It’s not as though I have nobody at all to share it with, I do have my family, my best friend, and my other closest friends. They were all just as happy as I was that I got the job, though I think only a couple really know what the tablet unlocks for me, but they will see soon enough.
At the end of the day though, this was one of the better days I have had in a long time. So many things culminated in a grand fashion and I am ecstatic about it all.