Oops… Its Been Four Months.

Gianna Fine
3 min readAug 19, 2022

Well, hey there! Did ya miss me?

Welcome back to my Medium. I reread my last article and could not help but smile at that version of myself. If only she knew the changes that were to come for her just a week later.

I quit that shitty job, which I can now say was at the Gemological Institute of America. I was grading diamonds. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? It is the first 20 diamonds you grade, but after that, it gets a bit monotonous. Seeing your life waste away from 4:30 AM to 4:30 PM behind a microscope in a room with no sunlight in New York City really takes a toll on your mind.

Let me bring you up to speed: I now have a job at a tattoo studio (THAT is fucking cool). No, I am not a tattooer. I am essentially their assistant. Don’t think that the idea hasn’t crossed my mind, though. The arts is where I belong, whether it’s permanently creating art on someone’s skin or being in a gallery in Lower East Side. Oh yeah, I did that too.

Towards the end of my time at the GIA, I had my mom ship my iPad and Apple Pencil so that I could get back into my digital art. This is a practice that honestly saved my life in more ways than one. I created an Instagram page to share this art (the name has changed multiple times, and it is about to again — I recommend following my main page @her0nearth for consistency) and I was sharing at least…