2015 has been a bit of a treat so far; after returning from Japan I was offered my dream job of working for the UK prison service. I'll be in the same role as before, but swapping a community setting for a Category A Mens Prison (the equivalent of a Supermax in the US). I have absolutely no experience in this sector which means this is both incredible exciting, but also a total mystery as to what is in store for me! The prison itself is notorious for housing a large number of high-profile inmates, so I'm not sure how prepared I need to be for such a big shift in clientele, haha.
Not only is the pay phenomenally better, but I've also reduced my working hours. One of my biggest problems in day to day life is not having the energy to do anything when I return home from work. Less time at work (not to mention a shorter commute) ultimately means more energy and time to do more artwork.
Onwards and upwards! : )