I've just been hired as a caricature artist for Six Flags, I start sometime next week. I finally, after an exhaustive search found employment, whether it will be gainful is yet to be discovered. All my friends and family are extremely happy for me and can't wait to see me get to get paid for my art after all these years, even in these circumstances. And the funny part is I'm just terrified, I know, KNOW that even after a whole week of training my stuff is not likely to be purchased for 20 bucks a pop by tourists. I'm not going to give anything but my best but I'm fully expecting to have to explain to everybody I know in a few weeks time why I've started filling out applications again.
I've mentioned this to a few people and they just laugh it off and tell me I'm being ridiculous, and I've heard the term "self fulfilling prophecy" a few times, but I really don't think I'm going to be able to make sellable drawings in less than 3 minutes. And there's nobody to talk to it about because every single person is so sure it'll be awesome dipped in sauce. I'm glad to see so many people believing in me but it's gonna suck having to let them down, and the build up until that point is just me trying not to have a panic attack.
Also, the commute is absolute shit.