So I landed myself a new job as an embroiderer/screen printer. It's a small, local outfit, and they mostly do work for nearby high schools and businesses, but they do have an in-house graphic designer that puts together any custom work that people want done.
I'm super stoked to finally be working with graphics and more than a little proud that my education might actually be starting to work in my favor. And I'll be getting paid quite a bit more, which surprised me considering how small the business is. But I'm also incredibly nervous because I just know I'm going to mess something up in my first week.
Also, if you're into web design in any way, I strongly recommend the "A Book Apart" series, found here, or in book stores if paper is your thing. (I am very slowly making the transition to "eBooks".) They're short little books (about 100 pages each) but they're super informative if you're into that sort of thing.