So far, this week has been pretty great. I finally decided to send those samples to the owner of a graphic novel company only to find out he's still interested in my work after like about 2 months. I got my crush's phone number. And I've been selected to teach both Advanced Graphic Design and regular Graphic Design on how to use Adobe Illustrator and how to use drawing tablets, since I have seniority on both. It's just been a great week.
Hopefully in the next few days I will have my first job as a professional graphic artist!