That aside, my summer vacation is starting on Thursday! I'm so excited. Seven days of no work. I like work, but I'm ready for a holiday. Plans are to go the beach, and maybe go to a waterpark. I hope to meet up with a training buddy as well. I was going to go to Nikko, but the places were booked so no luck there. I justify not going anywhere with my pricey Golden Week vacation to Kumamoto.
I finally got my Wacom Tablet from my parents (like a month ago haha). I love that thing. I haven't really done much with it yet, but I am working on a digital painting (very very slowly). It's definitely true that after six months of not going crazy designing projects and things, I have got the design itch back. I am just happy to have the desire back. School seriously burned me out. I have worked on some stuff, but it's pretty much all photomanipulation. I am revamping my portfolio these days too. Putting in more of the stuff I like, rather than the stuff my teachers told me to put in it for graduation. I'm going to start looking into English publishing companies in Japan. They are probably far and few between, but I know there is freelance work for English publications in Japan. I just have to find them. When I took Advanced Type I discovered I really like doing editorial design. So laying out publications would be something I would really enjoy.
I am very excited about Autumn coming soon. I think about three more weeks of the really hot days and it will finally go back to the weather we had in May/June of 25-27 degrees everyday and cool evenings. I'm looking forward to seeing leaves change colors and bringing out my sweaters and winter clothes again.
Well, that's all for this time. I'll update soon, I promise!!