Next step to my plan is to sell my t-shirt myself to anyone who wants one SO keep an eye out on Facebook for more information!
Amongst other awesome news, I'm going back to school! Starting in January I will be enrolled full time at CG Masters Academy for 3D animation and Visual Effects (academy.cg-masters.com). It's a one year intensive program learning all the ins and outs of animation for film. I am really looking forward to expanding my knowledge of programs and skills that I started honing at SFU, as well as learning new programs, new skills for lighting and visual effects, especially learning pipeline skills.
This is the best school I have found in the lower mainland so far, good tuition, amazing people. If you are considering seriously learning 3D I would highly recommend looking into CG Masters!