Happy News with an Uncertain Future!on December 15, 2011 at 6:21 pm
The day has finally arrived. I have been proposed to by my long time boyfriend. I’m so excited! We’ve been officially engaged for two weeks this Sat.
It was so funny how it happened. He and I went ring shopping all November long for him to “get a feel” for the kind of rings I liked. But, we went so many times I was getting really mad. Sat Dec 3rd, he took me to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra … which was our first “dress up” date last year after we met. I kind of expected him to propose at the concert but we had gone ring shopping the weekend before. I also knew his super busy work schedule and he spends his non-working time with me. So I knew there was no way he’d have gotten the ring that week. So, after the concert as we’re leaving he states that he wants to go to the mall to go ring shopping “one last time”. I felt really happy because of the concert and that little comment turned my mood almost completely sour. I was so mad! UGH!
So, we go into the Mall and we’re standing in one of the many jewelry shops looking at rings. With the jewelry counter girl showing us different rings … Then, he pushes me further and goes, “Pick out one you like”. I got furious! There was no way I was picking out my own ring!! I controlled my tongue but was unable to control my body language as I pointed at him and declared I was done ring shopping with him … and that he had enough info on the types of rings I liked … and that he was on his own from that point! If he wanted to get me a ring he was going to have to pick one out himself!
I was even more angry as I spoke because of the huge defiant smirk he had on his face while I was ranting. All it did was make me even more angry. As soon as the words “pick one out yourself!” were out of my mouth he reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a burgundy felt ring box and popped it open. “How about I pick out this one?” he says with a grin.
My hands flew up over my mouth and I almost screamed, the jewelry counter girl took a huge step back and squealed, and he stepped toward me and asked if I’d marry him. Needless to say I said “YES!” Heehee. He had me so fooled! Which is not an easy task believe me! We went ring shopping all Nov and he got the ring late Oct! UGH! I’ve met my match!
So, we’re getting married. We’ve picked a date in early March. (Off season weddings are much cheaper heehee.)
What does this mean for my art, games, comics, and overall self pursued career as an artist? I might be pretty much giving it up and lowering things to hobby status. Yeah. With the added duties of wife and … perhaps a mother of more than the two I have now later in the near future … I most likely won’t have the time. If I ever needed help from an inker and colorist … it’d be now. Once I’m married, writing the stories and doing the pencil work is probably all I’ll be able to handle.
I do want this to be my daytime career. But, it’s not easy when everyone else I try to get on my team would rather be the team leader. Any team players out there? willing to earn some cash? *sigh* It’d be a nice wedding present! lol
See you much later…