WOW! Hello again, blog! I am so sorry I have neglected you for so long! Let me tell you... it has been CRAZY in my life since my last post! For the most part, it has all been uphill, too!
In November '14, I left my job. That's right! I left. Ten years with a company, and after many applications and interviews, I landed a part-time job in a different town. PROS: I LEFT A JOB I HATED! I also started a job I enjoy. CON: I had to move back in with my parents.
I'm not saying that living with my parents is necessarily bad. It has its benefits. However, I strive to be an independent woman. I'm also a bit of a lone wolf. I enjoyed the freedom I had after I left here many years ago. Moving back here has caused me to feel like a high school student again. I try to follow their house rules because it is their house. But, I count myself as very blessed to have parents who would take me back in while I get my bearings on this new path.
In January of this year, I received and accepted a job offer at a local community college, and I could not be happier! Is it theatre? No, it is not. However, I find myself helping people every single day. These people come from different walks of life. They each have their own stories and struggles, and they fascinated me. It is beyond satisfying to help someone better themselves, not because they are expected to but because they want to! It has been a thrilling and rewarding ride!
So, where am I now?
Well, I'm currently still at my parents' house. Both of my "paying" jobs are part-time, so I could not leave one to go to the other. Instead, I work both. It still doesn't allow me to participate in theatre, but fingers crossed, the college position will turn full-time. If that happens, I will definitely be able to fully submerge myself in theatre again.
This does not mean I haven't been participating when I can. I've auditioned. I have consulted with an arts center about possibly teaching a few classes. I have volunteered to assistant direct a show. I cannot get to every rehearsal, but I go when I can. The director is very laid back and understanding of my situation. Everything is moving forward. It's not perfect, but it is better. For once, I feel as if I am in the exact place I am supposed to be at this time. Life is a journey, and we're all just along for the ride. Let's make the best of it!!