Let the tradition continue.
The spring of 2016 was filled with new things to do and try. Went to my first physiotherapist and finally got a chance to see how it is to be a teacher for one class for 3 months.
Have had tension headaches since the year started and I couldn't take it any more, so I went and meet a physiotherapist who had apparently helped both my brother and sister when they had troubles with their bodies. During my sessions with her I came to realise how I was feeling and how my body really was working and how my current way of life affected it.
So I started doing yoga and was recommended to change my diet. I was sceptical at first but after a few months I noticed the big difference it made and in a positive way. And the few times I was a lazy ass and tried to return to my old diet I felt like my body wanted to combust and kill itself. But now myself and my sensitive tummy has never been so happy and healthy. I wish I had change my diet earlier in my life, could have saved me a lot of stress and mental breakdowns but at least I didn't
live my life trough without seeing what needed to be changed.
I was a teacher's assistant for one class for about 3 months, and it was a dream come trough. Being a teacher had been on my priority list since I started teaching how to draw in Anime/manga style back in 2010.
At first it went well and I was quickly accepted in the class and by teachers.
But as the days and weeks past my own childhood came back to haunt me and it affected my work and decisions concerning the children I was helping or looking out for.
So after consulting my psychologist I came to the conclusion to stop my work-try and to never become a teacher. It was to much of a burden and the memories of my childhood shouldn't leak on to the new generation so it was for the best to quit.
Like usual I was so narrow minded and only wanted to spend my time and energy to see how it is to be a teacher that I never had a plan B.So summer was spent on figuring out what to do next.
I tried to get a internship or a work-try at cafés or 2nd hand shops. But they were either full and couldn't take any more people in or didn't have a budget or time to teach newcomers.
So as standard procedure goes here, when an unemployed person don't know what they want to be or where to go next they get sent to Samhall. Some may find it sickening to the point of boredom, but not me. Samhall is the best thing to happen this year for me. I really got to feel how it is to work and in an industrial company at that. Got to experience how to communicate with my superiors and co-workers. Still needs some work on that part I guess. And my perfectionist side has never been happier.
Thanks to Samhall I have more confidence and respect for me and for others that I have never had in my life. I hope that my internship with them will lead to some kind of employment. More than that I couldn't ask for. Otherwise I'm just happy for the things I have learned from them and the newfound respect I have for people in general.
My art has had some ups and downs this year. Was very creative in spring but it simmered down towards summer and had a quick comeback in late autumn. But I feel it's ok. My number one priority when it comes to art is my short film Popula
. And I'm satisfied with how far I have come this year. The end is close and I want to finished the animation as soon as I can. But I must priorities my life before the film. And Samhall and fixing my own apartment is top priority for the coming year.
May your year have been a happy and exciting one and may your next one be too.
Happy New year, and may the force be with you.Love and hugs from Sal.
pictures uploaded to DA this year.
6 animations uploaded to DA this year.
Over 5 new watchers.
Around 3800 Pageviews this year. (25,600)
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