Ari IRL

The Day I Quit My Day Job To Pursue My Dreams

A dream stays a dream if you are too scared to pursue it.

 

I’ve just arrived home carrying a bag with written notebooks, a couple of folders and other personal stuff I had back in the office. My work computer is all cleaned up, as is my work email inbox. It is done.

I have officially left my steady full-time job to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. Even though I haven’t completely figured that out yet.

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2018 Art Summary & Plans for 2019

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*blows dust off blog* Damn, I really have neglected this space for too long haven’t I.

2019 is just a couple of days away so it’s time to reflect as we look back at we’ve accomplished this year, and forward to what the near future could have in store.

I’m not gonna lie. 2018 was a pretty tough year for me. For the past couple of years, I’ve lived in a very hectic routine as I juggled between my day job, which can get quite emotionally-draining, and freelance work for which I’m very passionate about. Add that to the regular IRL stuff and you barely get any time for yourself. In 2018 I made the mistake of dwelving too deep into the self-sacrifice hole. The result: extreme burnout culminating in a mental breakdown and two months of sick leave (so far).

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Ari IRL

Meet Floki the kitten!

If you follow me on twitter, you might already have seen more of this little fella.

For almost a year, me and my boyfriend had been considering adopting a second cat. It was roughly a month ago that we finally decided to take the step, after a coworker showed him pictures of a litter of four kittens that he and his girlfriend had found and brought, together with the mother cat, to his place. We hadn’t actually met our chosen kitty until they brought him to our place a few weeks later. Poor thing wasn’t accustomed to humans yet so he was terrified, and would hiss and hide in every corner he could find. Misha, our 5-year old cat, wasn’t happy at all either, but that was to be expected.

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Ari IRL

Get To Know Me Meme & 56 Facts About Me

I’d seen this sort of memes and minigames floating around twitter before, but this time I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon. However, since I: 1) like to keep my twitter profile free of clutter so I can manage Wild Treasury stuff more easily and 2) didn’t really like the idea of spamming timelines with tens of tweets of nonsense about me (because let’s be fair, some peeps might have gotten tired of seeing the meme for days and that’s 100% okay)- I decided to just make a blog post to compile them all. I’ve also started this website and blog pretty recently, so I thought it was a fitting means to open up a bit and let you guys know a little more about the face behind Wild Treasury and the Blood Elf Hunter I impersonate online.

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