Time again for another of these posts. The last one is only 2 or 3 posts down from this one because I've had a hell of a year and just haven't found time to update this blog as much as I'd have liked.
I made that 2018 post about halfway through December and as part of the goals that I set there, I actually rejigged my house around and turned our guest bedroom into a room for art... on Christmas Day (picture after the jump) and it was amazing. Finally having a dedicated space for my art was just awesome.
Every year, usually sometime in December, I do a post *somewhere* about how my year has been and since it's December, it's time for a recap of my year. My 2018 kind of feels like it started around November 2017 in a way because that's when I started putting into motion a lot of the things that paid off this year. In November 2017, I decided that I wanted to move on from my comfortable but ultimately unfulfilling admin job. It was thanks to that job that I realised my true passion was for solving problems and that my original trajectory, before I went to university for design, was the best way to achieve that. That is, I wanted a job in IT. It was also in November 2017 that I decided to begin studying for my Cisco CCENT (ICND1) which is the first half of the arguably better known CCNA certification. This was my first time studying for a certification outside of an educational institute and I was a little concerned about how long it would be before I gave up on it. At that time, I had a lot of trouble with committing to projects and putting the time in to see them to completion. I’d also never really had to study properly in my life and kind of cruised by in TAFE and university.