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On Mondays I generally work alone with my boss, Dennis, during my second job. He's normally out in the warehouse working or up in the office so Mondays are generally just me on the floor until closing time. This Monday, however, Dennis pulled me aside and asked  if I was ready to move on from my first job. I told him I've been ready for a long time, especially since my paycheck has bounced six times this year and my bank is starting to get annoyed with me. Dennis then told me to put in my two weeks' at Big Town Hero.

I now work five hours a day instead of just three there. Starting January, I'll be getting 30 hours a week to train me and a raise. Once I'm ready to go, Dennis will bring me on full time. He's told me that he wants to get an IRA started up for me where he will match everything I put into it and he wants to get me some insurance so my health can be taken care of. He's also promised not to let anything happen to me that will damage my wrists further.

I'm being offered a job- a -real- job. A job where I'll get to grow. A job that I can wake up every morning without dreading, a job where I can express my faith without having to put a muzzle on, a job that will take care of me. A real...real job. No more food service, minimum wage, part time, "Just go to work and pay the bills" sort of gigs. I'm finally able to settle into a consistent lifestyle and start saving up for a house, for a car, and for my future. I can finally stop doing tasks that damage my wrists and make simply living a chore. Maybe I can start to recover? I don't know. It's beyond words. I know it's not a glamorous career but I've never wanted that. I just wanted to work with people that cared, able to be myself, able to save up enough for a house, and able to pay my bills. 

The next few weeks will be hard. I'm on my feet for well over 12 hours a day and I only have one day a week off from work completely. I also have to really shine so my new boss is confident in his decision and moves me into full-time faster.

I just can't believe it. God is good, guys. It was a Godsend that I got this job in the first place. It was a Godsend that Dennis would employ someone who sobbed her heart out at the interview and just asked for a chance to prove that her wrists wouldn't slow her down. It was a Godsend that everyone in the business did their part to help me compensate for my shortcomings by giving me projects that appealed to my strengths. I'm blessed, I truly am. My wrists hurt and little tasks are difficult but in the course of things, I have learned something I lacked in the past- patience. I would rush things and push myself hard. Now I have to stop and think about what I'm doing before I start, knowing anything could damage me. My art was rushed and heartless. Now I spend days on a sketch so I don't push myself too hard and oddly... I see improvement.

There's a reason for everything. I'm just beyond words right now. ;3; Thank you for your prayers and support!
Doing art...
No Requests by SweetDukeNo Commissions by SweetDukeTrades - Friends Only by SweetDukeCollaborations - Friends Only by SweetDuke

You can purchase adoptables done by me on this alternate account. My rules and guidelines still apply and the content is very random.

Just because...
:bulletwhite:"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite:"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite:"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite: "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
C.S. Lewis
"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."
C.S. Lewis
:bulletwhite: "What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."
C.S. Lewis

Commissions & Trades I'm waiting on:
Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved).

At this point...these sit here as "Buyer Bewares":

:bulletblue: Two character full body lineart from :iconhoneyroastedferrets: - My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009
:bulletblue: Five Chibis from :iconmalisjuju: - Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |

Latest ParaChiMar Artwork:
Shywing by jonah-onix Troy by jonah-onix Commission - Fealare by Exarrdian

Legacy of Para group on DA!
:iconbluekillerdonkey: and myself decided it's about time we start up a group for ParaChiMar: The Legacy of Para. For those interested this group is pretty much just a good place to dump all of our LoP artwork, trades, commissions, and fanart into. I've also made a small stamp collection to celebrate. Check us out. :3

My buddies & Artistic Icons:
:iconbluekillerdonkey: :iconbladegunsniper: :icondaffupanda: :iconsaimain: :iconiduck: :iconwinterfalcon: :iconmissgizmo:


Religion & Politics:
Love is by ThalionKoi Yaoi Yuri Free Gallery Stamp by ThalionKoi Day of Dialogue Stamp by ThalionKoi Creation Science Evangelism stamp by ThalionKoi Genesis Series Stamp by ThalionKoi Project 180 Stamp by ThalionKoi Young Earth Creationist Stamp by ThalionKoi One Man, One Woman Stamp by ThalionKoi No Matter How Small Stamp by Mistress-Blood Rush Limbaugh Stamp by JoyWillCome Sexual Morality Stamp by kolidescope George Stamp by Mistress-Blood Vegans eating forests Stamp by MichaelDebevec Glenn Beck Stamp by JoyWillCome Constitution fan by Ramen27 :creationism stamp: by latino-stock TEA Party stamp by Conservatoons Can't Find God... by levite Beck Homework stamp by Conservatoons Only God Defines Marriage Stamp by PsalmSeven Anti-Exhibitionism Stamp by cjade Live like a Narnian by Mike-the-cat Non-religion Love -- 100th stamp by RebiValeska Fruits of the Triforce - STAMP by TheGreenDragonGirl Let's Collect Evidence by RebiValeska God-doesn't-degrade-women by RebiValeska Logical Belief by RebiValeska I support this bible verse +1 by RebiValeska Yeah. There is a difference. by RebiValeska Please Everybody Stamp by Mirz123 America Stamp by l8 The Rainbow is God's Covenant - Stamp by Starrceline Not Hate - Stamp by Starrceline Stamp - Let's get this straight by stefanbauwens God's NOT Dead Stamp by ThalionKoiScience does support the Bible. by FellmekkeScience is the study of God's creation - Stamp by StarrcelineBelief vs Acceptance by RebiValeskaStrong Women of Faith by RebiValeska

Legolas stamp by purgatori Oregon State Stamp by nascarstones Skillet Stamp by Skillet-Panheads Toby Mac stamp by Gezusfreek Final Fantasy IX by darkdisciple-stamps Suikoden V FAN v.1 by KuRumi-FlameSamurai Suikoden Tierkreis Stamp by Masanohashi ::Suikoden III Stampage:: by xloki-arisux Soul Silver Stamp by Riiarei Avatar stamp by Jeff2psyco unhappy zuko stamp by LunaticStar Zuko by Spazzly .:Smile Toothless:. by OxAmy .:Narnia stamp 12:. by dannyphantom300 Suikoden :: Nanami Shake by vikifanatic Suikoden :: Riou Oil Wipe by vikifanatic Merlin Stamp by britt1913 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion by AquaFugit Soul Eater - Kid Stamp by CometTheMicroraptor Voyage Of The Dawn Treader by azianwolfdoll Disney Simba Stamp by TwilightProwler Disney Simba, Timon + Pumba Stamp by TwilightProwler Digimon Animated Stamp 005 by hanakt Digimon Animated Stamp 002 by hanakt Tangled - Alone at Last by Vilyanea Zelda Royal Crest Stamp PLZ by Master-Ziggy The Legend of Zelda stamp by Strange-little-cat Kid Icarus Uprising Stamp by laprasking LinkxZelda Stamp by HystericDesigns ZidanexGarnet Stamp by DrDoomy
Role Playing
Character Stamp by Arpie  RP Stamp by vidramidra Can't Sleep RP Stamp by Fastmon

OH DON PIANO STAMP by SuperSpongeNova deviantART not deviantPORN by Zeiphex Clean Art FTW by sugarpoultry Stamp Req : Ouuuuuh by wLadyB91

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