Hey everyone, it’s been a little while since I last wrote one of these and felt it was time to do so once again.
I mainly wanted to give a little update for how things have been going and the goals we’re currently aiming for.
In recent events, we’ve been able to partake in a number of art related things. Including: winning 1st place in the art contest for Animaritime, having our coloring book pages accepted for the Twitch #CreateForKids, and be able to have a successful fundraiser for Save The Children. Both very awesome things to feel proud and accomplished about. Not only were we able to help make a big impact but we were able to do something to help many people and help our channel and community to grow. This is awesome.
In regards to Raptor and I with our personal goals, we’ve had a few things come up here and there that needed to be taken care of. Not exactly surprises, but more of things we’ve been biding our time with so we don’t completely burn out / discourage ourselves. Some of these things have included taking care of important car maintenance issues, office maintenance (a new fan for keeping me cool and comfortable for my health, replacing my drawing tablet), health related matters (getting a very affordable gym membership so I can do cardio full time and work on my on-going back issues from my accident back in 2011), and progressing towards our stage of marriage (our most recent step was getting back our wedding rings after having them resized.) As such, July has been a bit of…an expensive month. But the good news is that these things are basically done. With the exception of the last step to our marriage which is booking a commissioner (legal stuff, marriage license, witnesses etc). Now that we’re back on track, we are doing our absolute best with burning down what’s left of our moving debt so we can finally start saving for the future, planning bigger goals (like Twitch con etc) and overall happiness for daily things. The last time I can tell you when I bought myself something just for fun, I can’t even remember. It’s been pretty much the gifts I receive in our po box that have been the most recent things I’ve received that were just for fun and not something like food or paying our bills.
I felt it was important to get this off my chest, not only for my sake but because I always do my best to be honest and open with you guys, the community as much as possible within reason. You guys are the ones who support us and believe in us, and it’s because of that support that we always do our darnest to make the best with the time and tools given to pay that forward. I also feel it’s important to let you know about these things to remind you that we are indeed human (well, who doesn’t want to believe that Raptor is a raptor that lives in hallways eating cheese burgers…. don’t worry if you don’t understand the reference lol.) Sometimes it’s hard not to see that, especially if you see a business owner for the first time, and you’ve never seen them in their initial stages of growth. But it’s important to remember that everyone goes through their own trials and errors, no matter how big or small the person is.
Anyways, to those of you who took the time to read this blog post, I just want to say thank you so much for taking the time to do so. And to all the beautiful people in the community, thank you as always for believing in us. 💕