Cross-posted from the Vanilla forums, just in case.
So, it’s been about a year (looking at the last time I posted) since I’ve been around. Since I know you’re all dying to find out what’s been going on with me this past year, let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
So, last I was here, I’d just taken a six-month contract working as an HR Analyst for a global relocation firm. About two months into the contract, just before our Thanksgiving, they offered the position to me full-time. There was much rejoicing. I’m still here, and boy, do I have some warstories. Overall it’s been good, though. The people are great and I’ve learned some new skills (I can finally do SQL queries!). I also completed my Technical Writing certificate through one of the local colleges, and I’m finding it’s really coming in useful here, as I’m being asked to document a lot of what I do since I’m the only one who knows how to do it.
Non-work wise, I haven’t been doing much writing lately. I’m hoping to get back to it seriously (or seriously hoping to get back to it, as the case may be) but so far no dice. I do have a new hobby/business - The Button Brigade. I have a logo and everything! I make and sell 2.25 inch pinback buttons with wise, witty, and geeky sayings on them (sometimes all on the same button). I’ve done several conventions so far, and am booked through November with more, and people seem to really like them. (@Guido, if you’re anywhere near Guelph the first weekend in October, I have a table at GenreCon.) I’m not looking to make a ton of money; so far I’m happy that it’s paying for me to go to these conventions essentially for free. And I got George Takei to sign one of my buttons, so go me! Seriously, though, I’m having a ball doing the conventions - I get to talk to a lot of people and watch them laugh and have a good time reading the buttons.
Anyway, that’s what’s been going on for me in a nutshell. I’m going to try to be around more, and get caught up on all the threads I’ve missed. $Deity, I missed you guys!