Larry Elder

The semester’s almost over. I’m putting the finishing touches on my paper for Electronic Publishing, and then I’ll just have to print out my final poster designs, and mount them, for Typography. Yay! It’s been an interesting semester, heavy on the publishing part of the M.F.A. degree, but I’ll be glad to have some time off.

As evidenced by my previous posts, I’ve got lots of shows, movies, and books to watch/read during that time off, but I’m also going to be working, so that list may not be feasible. I’ve started a new job, so for the first time since August 2009, I’ll be working full time (though it’s commission-based). I’m also still working part time for O.T.S. at U.B., although I’ll actually be working from home for a couple of weeks, updating the student lab assistant manual, and after that’s done, I won’t be working much for O.T.S. until February. Then there’s the U.B. Post; I still plan on doing layout for the Post, in order to gain work experience in my field.

With all of this work going on, my career goal for 2010 is to make enough money that I’ll actually end up having to pay taxes for my 2011 return. You see, I’ve never worked enough to have to pay; I’ve always gotten everything back on my tax return because I’ve never earned more than $7,000 in a year, which is below the limit for paying taxes. Although I’ll end up losing part of my income to taxes if/when I meet this goal, at least I’ll be making a living wage (and then some)! I just wish I could have found a full time job in my field; that’s the next step.

*NOTE: This blog entry is syndicated from a blog I had to start for my Electronic Publishing class at U.B. this semester. I may or may not delete the extraneous blog when the class is over, but I thought I would at least give my readers the opportunity to read the contents of that blog indefinitely.

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