So, as you've probably noticed, Isolated has taken on a fortnightly update period. With my real life work taking priority, this was necessary.
Speaking of real life work, and why Isolated has been slowed down a little, I have started my role as a supervisor. And last Tuesday, I took the bold step of telling my manager, "I want to take the team leader assessment." His response was, "great! We'll prepare you for the next assessment then!"
Finally it feels like my life is going somewhere! At Gamestop, I was pushed back down every time I tried to climb the ladder; I was a casual assistant manager at Mark's Models (I miss that job) but didn't have any real responsibilities beyond "make sure the shop doesn't burn down or anything", and I was just not able to cope with even being a sales assistant at Vodafone - let alone try to climb the ranks. Sainsbury's is where it's all happening now for me!
On the painting/drawing front, my last few paintings have been real learning experiences for me in a positive way - my current work "Around the CMTT" is coming out absolutely stunning
even compared to the previous painting I did (Around the Base 2). It's thanks to input from people around me - 47ness
primarily, and Izuneko
. I'm lucky I have such talented people around me to point me in the right direction! Even if I didn't namedrop you, you're ALL awesome!
Lastly, my preorder of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector's Edition should be arriving today or tomorrow. Unboxing photos will be a thing!
So yes, life is good
How is everyone doing?