I had such an awesome weekend. I am going to end up posting a blog on each thing that happened. First on the list is, I am officially a college graduate! Me! I still can’t believe it. I handed in my last assignment last week (June 26th) and It was such a relief but at the same time I have no idea what to do with myself until I get a job in my field. I posted my last assignment on this blog because it is really important. This is going to be my five year plan. Will it happen? Maybe. But at least I have a plan of action. I am going to do whatever it takes to drive my nose into this industry. I know I’m worth it for an employer to have and hopefully someone will realize it too. I have a goal, that is all that matters. Actually I have a couple of goals that I know I will be able to reach eventually. I just need to keep looking to find that job to give me an opportunity to spread my wings so that I can fly. I got this, I know I do. But It is still unreal that I am a graduate. I have been waiting to say this for 10 long years, since I graduated high school. I can now attend my 10 year reunion with a BFA in Creative Writing under my belt. Makes me ecstatic to say that, it’s crazy, I still can’t get over it. I will find that job that will suit me. Watch out real world, here I come.
I apologize for the lack of updates with my blog. I have been working hard on the rest of my website. As you can see it is a little different than the last time you checked out my blog. I have turned this into my professional portfolio and I hope you all can enjoy it. I published my second E-book, but you can find the link on here under Short Stories. It is called “Shut-It Out”.
Life has been different since I quit my job. I have been interning for this small production company that does pilots for cooking shows and also does movies. I started them the day after my last day at my job. It’s been awesome, just that it doesn’t pay. I am in the process waiting to hear back from one job I interviewed with. It happens to be one of my former employers. I left them seven years ago to work at the restaurant that devoured my life. Nothing says change like reevaluating the past, right?
I love what I do at the production company, it is a great learning experience. Even though they are small, they sell their pilots to networks such as “PBS”. I think that in itself is pretty righteous. I am in the process of finishing up school. Finishing this website was actually an assignment, I called it a god send. It made me find the time to make my website, I am very proud of myself. I am going to end my blog here for now and I will post again soon.
Until next time. 🙂
I appreciate the feedback! I am in the process of finishing school and in one of my last classes. I have to revise and edit one of my stories that I have written over the years since I started to attend school. I just finished one story that I want to publish as an E-book. Once I have it graded, I plan on posting the link on my blog to direct you to my story. I hope you all will like it.
My last day at my job is on Monday, Memorial Day. I decided that after seven years that it is time for me to move on and start my career. I had moved up within my company to fulfill every position available there. I had learned a lot over the years, not just about the restaurant but about the food industry in general. About two years ago they promoted me to key supervisor. That was my biggest accomplishment at my job. They trusted me enough to trust me with the store, I was honored. Little did I know that it would come with consequences along the way.
I made friends over the years I been working there. I also met a lot of people through there that I probably wouldn’t of met else where. I mean, seven years is a long time to invest your life in a job that you don’t plan on keeping long-term. But, I just had enough. I felt like they were taking advantage of me as a supervisor, both the management and the staff. I don’t think some of those who think they are my friends realize some of the pressures they put on me or I just had to deal with every shift. It isn’t a cake-walk running a restaurant, especially a closing shift. I did have good times while I was there, it is just time for me to move on and start my career. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.
Hopefully my last day won’t be full of tears, but full of joy. It will be the next big step in my life. I have an interview with a production company on Tuesday. That is something I am looking forward to. I can finally start to do something that has to do with my career. All I needed is someone to open the door for me. I just can’t wait to walk through it. I am very driven to make something of myself at this point in my life.
It’s now or never. Til next blog. 🙂