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Putting It All Together

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Easter is done! Yay! As someone who has five kids, every holiday is super hectic. And yesterday was no exception. For the first time in ever, I didn’t even attempt to open my laptop. I was just swept up in the preparations for the Holiday. My mom decided to dress everyone in yellow, except for me because to be honest I always end up looking like a bumblebee in yellow. And I was out dress to impress my relatives.

Which in the end, I didn’t do at all.  I always feel when I’m visiting my relatives I have to put the fierce queer black woman who I am away and put on the affable ‘normal’ face that they expect me to wear. Then add to the fact that I’m hella socially awkward and yeah it’s stressful situation all around.

To add to complications, my mother was really sick, but she put a brave face and went an easter party that my Aunt S was holding. It was threatening to rain all day, but lucky for us it didn’t rain.  The kids and I lasted about two hours and we went home.

 

So that was my Easter experience, as for the art. Well, as I said in the last post I have been struggling on how to take my art career to the next level. I have decided to do some research on art promotion and social media branding. I think I’m going to rebrand everything in the end, but I’m going to wait until I finish the research. I think my one big thing I’m lacking is that I’m not engaging enough with my followers. I’m socially awkward and I just not good at that, but I’m going to have to suck it up and do it.

I’ m always afraid that I’m going to say the wrong thing and then it will blow up in my face. However, I do realize that business is not without risk. I’m actually got Kindle Unlimited and I got a lot of books on Art Marketing and Social Media Marketing.  I’m actually going to post my book list soon.

 

Read Al The Books

Me right now. Art by Allie Brosh

I also have been wondering if I should branch out. My end goal is to make beautiful book covers for writers. I want to do that for a living. However, I realized this year that I’m pigeon-holing myself with just doing that.  I think I should start offering freebies and also custom social media icons, and banners as well.

I just need to get my name out there more, and it just seems I have so much to do and so little time. I am actually forcing myself to do ‘Todoist’ so I can be more productive and keep track of the things I have to do. I just I need to do things more efficiently. So this is my spring cleaning of my business and brand.

I’m going to research all I can and try to implement them to the best my ability. Hopefully, everything will turn out for me in the end. 🙂 That’s all I have to say for today, but please be sure to check back here on Friday for another post by yours truly.

Hot Mess

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So yet another personal post guys! Seriously, I can’t believe it’s Monday again. Where does the time freaking go? I’m busy, busy, busy doing stuff or my main blog, doing art, and promoting all of my endeavors. Honestly, I wish I had more time in the day. Like I don’t mind the blogging, I don’t mind the art, but the promoting drives me crazy. There are a million articles to read, six social media stuff I have to post to, and I have been slipping with keeping up with my five twitter accounts.

I know I need to be more organzied, but I’m so freaking lazy I can’t even tell you. I just do everything off the cuff, and try to keep lists and pray that everything works. As for my home life, everything is cool, and going on as usual. My parents are gearing up for their 20th wedding anniversary and my mom has admitted that she was shocked that got this far.

And for me, honestly, love is like rock bottom on my list. I honestly don’t see myself falling in love ever again, and honestly,  the thought of spending decades with someone else is a bit scary. I personally just want to start making enough money to feed myself and buy the tiny house of dreams. People think I’m crazy that I have no interest in anybody right now, but again my sexuality is so weird that just summing up myself as queer is the only way I can do describe it.

I’m a homoromantic homoerotic gray-asexual, that shit right there is in two words a MOUTH FULL.  Like I’m sexually attracted to women, but I have no interest in like having real sex with other women or anybody else for that matter. If I fall in love with anyone, it would be probably a woman, but to be honest I don’t want to be with anyone right now or possibly ever.  And how in the fucking hell did I get on the fucking subject of my sexual/romantic life? Who the hell knows people?!!

I sort of long for the good old days when I thought sexuality was basically down to STRAIGHT and GAY. Ignorance is bliss folks. And my parents think: Oh, we don’t want you to die alone, and be a cat lady. Who is going to take care of you in your old age? How about the five kids I quasi-adopted? Or how about my friends, or how about I just take care of myself?

I’m concentrating on my career because for the first time in my life I know what I want to do with the rest of it. I love being an artist, and I love blogging. I want to make a career out of both.  So I’m working to do just that. And if I work hard, I will do that, but it’s a long road to success, especially if you are starting with zero experience in anything other than house making and kid wrangling.

I’ also afraid of success, and that is holding me back, folks. Like I know I should be promoting myself more, but there is a part of me that is afraid that I’m just going to screw up and not meet everyone’s expectations.  But I’m going to put my big girl panties on and be a freaking adult.

Anyway, this blog post is such a mess. I apologize if you managed to make your way through it. I got to get going. I have dishes to clean, and fic to read.  TaTa For Now!

All Quiet On The Western Front

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So I have been busy, busy, busy. I was sick last week, and I had to scramble to catch up with my blogging on WTFTMI. Halloween is coming up, and trying to balance with my business and my studying and the kids, and I’m just running around like a chicken with my off.

Also, I turn thirty-three on Tuesday.  I’m not really excited about it, and I don’t hate it. I’m just meh. All of my friends are out-of-state and I really don’t have a social life. I’m a bookish person, who rather be reading than partying. I can’t help that I’m a nerd. *shrugs*

I’m more excited about almost being done with City of Bones. This book was draining my life away, but I watched this great feminist documentary called Miss Representation and it really reminded me why I’m doing this. At first, it was out of spite, but now it’s because books like this is a symptom of a bigger problem of misogyny, and racism in the media. And every instance of that needs to be called on it. So yeah, it’s just one more instance of activism on my part.

As for my business, I have been dragging my feet on promoting it. I don’t know, why. Just scared of success I guess or failure. But I’m going to put my big panties on and do it. Anyway, I think that is enough of my rambling, for now, I will update you guys on my birthday and such later.

Ta Ta For Now.

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