Greetings and Introductions are in Order
Hello, the name is James McGill. I am 37 years old and I am building something new. Let me start at the beginning. 15 years ago I finished a 4 year bachelor of science degree program in marketing. Upon graduating I found door to door salesman and telemarketing jobs open for me to grasp, squeeze and dedicate myself to. Two months after graduation I was hired to sell those coupon books that high schoolers sell to raise money for their club or sport. Only these were for legitimate businesses. After filling out all the paperwork and heading home after my first day…I broke down in tears I had no idea what the hell I wanted to do. So I found a retail job to pay the bills and went back to school.
Now fifteen years, two associate degrees (graphic and web design), one certification (Basic Digital photography), complete debt elimination, and two exhausted parents who let me live at home rent free later, I am more skilled but no closer to working a fulfilling job. I currently work in the delivery department at a retail location at a great company. The people I work with are great to be around as well. But the job just SUCKS! It is not what I have wanted to do.
Now in the last fifteen years I have worked side jobs, an internship, and this retail job. I have not just been sitting around doing nothing. I have even been writing short stories as a hobby for a while at the beginning. Comic books were always where I wanted to work. The internship I got was working on the web site for First Comics in Chicago, IL. Almost got hired full time but a deal didn’t go through and they couldn’t afford to hire me. I have applied to non-comic book jobs as well based in Web Design and Programming. I’ve come close but no one has chosen to reel me in.
You still with me? GOOD. Because this is the end of my sob story and the start of my goals. You may notice that this is the first post of a new blog I’m starting on this site. You will see this site changing over the next 6 months. As I cannot get anyone to hire me yet (probably partially due to the way I present my past works), I have decided to change this site from my portfolio to reflect its name:
The JHM Project.
This site will no longer just show what I have done. Instead I am going to build things specifically for this site. That means all those stories I wrote that I still have banging around in my head, I am going to bring out, polish and create around them. I am even going to make new ones. I am done waiting on someone to give me a job based on what other people have had me make. Now, I am going to show you what I can make. I will be creating stories, photography projects, Web Programming/Design Ideas, Tik Toks, and things that I know I will think of but haven’t yet. Some will be original and some will not be. You know the old adage: there is nothing new under the sun. So, if you run across something that you’ve seen elsewhere, let me know. I would love to check it out.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please check back as well as subscribe to my social media. If it’s not, then I understand. But I hope you’ll stick around to see the worlds I am planning on creating and share in the wisdom that I have.
Currently, I am taking everything down from my site and its going to be a blank canvas. If you are reading this and you are wondering what the hell I’m talking about (Hopefully), then you are late to the party but still welcome. For every change and creation that I put on here, I will include a blog post about it. Sometimes it will be long and intricate. Sometimes it might be just a few words. So, if you are late to the party, I have left a trail of breadcrumbs for you to read and get to know my story.
Welcome. It’s nice to meet you.