A new beginning…
Well, it finally happened. I knew this was coming for years (literally) and yet was still a bit surprised by it. And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t at least a little bit saddened by it… However, the only real surprise is that it lasted as long as it did and, truth be told, I feel more like a newly freed prisoner than someone who just lost their job! And there it is, the point to these ramblings…my job of 10 years is no more, and really that’s okay. I took the job straight out of college as many of my friends worked there, and at that time I thought it would be a temporary thing. Never did I suspect I would be there as long as I was, or that I would see the company go bankrupt (about 5 yrs ago), or become part of the remaining skeleton crew or be promoted to Warehouse Manager the same day they fired EVERYONE else in the warehouse…Last man standing. I never thought it would come to that!!
So, for the last 3 yrs or so, I have been king of an empty warehouse. Nothing to do, nothing to store, no idea how it lasted as long as it did but now, its over. It’s time to move on to bigger and better things. The only reason I stayed as long as I did is that the paychecks continued to show up (for me at least). Also, for about the last year, I was able to bring my laptop in and work on personal projects (almost like a real artist!)…and maybe that will explain why I remained at the end. Maybe. My only wish is that I would have had a month or two more of a steady paycheck while I completed my reel.
But, here I am, with a wealth of newly found “free time” on my hands and a burning desire to land the job of my dreams. It’s time to kick it into overdrive and make the most of whats been taken and to also make the most out of the time I’ve been given so, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some reel work to do! 🙂