Saturday, July 28, 2012

I must be insane: Completion of week one!


But I am ready for a nap.

Wow.  Let me tell you, squeezing 6 hours of sleep a night, 14 hours of work a day, and a 3 hours of commuting into a day is HARD WORK.

(Did you count those numbers up?  Let me save you the trouble--they equal 23.  YEP.  That equals a spare HOUR to myself every day--which is usually divided by the early morning (it takes me a half hour to fix breakfast and get ready for work when I wake up) when I get home from job #1 (I have approximately ten minutes to pee, shove lunch in my mouth and grab dinner for later) and then maybe 20 minutes of reading/homework before bed.

Surprisingly, I wasn't as tired as I thought I would be--but although  my first job is a desk job, my feet hurt MUCH more than usual at my nightly job.  Odd.

Thursday was by far the most difficult day.  I slept fitfully Wednesday night/Thursday morning as determined by my SleepCycle iPhone app  (do you guys have this?!  It's golden.  I'm obsessed.) and was definitely NOT feeling rested when my alarm went off Thursday morning.  I was exhausted by the time I dragged myself into job #2...but I survived!

I'm loving the new job so far.  Besides being reasonably close to my house, I've learned so much in the first week already!  I can't wait to be a pro on Premiere editing software--I already think I'm pretty good, especially considering they gave the program to me on Tuesday.  And it's weird, but I feel a sense of JOY, like...literal giddy joy when I can take someone's video and edit out their cell phone that is ringing in the background so that it's completely undetectable that there was ever a break in the audio.  I LOVE that.  It's like a puzzle I get to solve.  Every day.

This is definitely what I want to do with my career.  Y'know, besides that whole business with the novel I'm writing.  I'm beyond thrilled I finally have a chance to be paid for my precision.

(And now, if you'll excuse me...I'm treating myself to a much needed mani-pedi as a reward for getting through a 70 hour work week with only minimal whining.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I'm beyond happy to report that finally, after over 10 years of searching (and doing unpaid internships!) I have secured a paying media job!

It's a small business that does web development webcasts, DVDs, CD ROMs and will soon be branching out to podcasting.  I am appropriately excited to be trained (trained!) on digital editing software.  And, well...I have a CD of my own voiceover work at the ready if they ever need someone to voice their podcasts!

The guys I'm working for seem really cool and laid back.  I start on Friday, and while I'm a little nervous of course, I'm mostly just thrilled for someone finally giving me an opportunity.


Sunday, July 1, 2012


I have been in college (off and on, sometimes taking one class at a time, always working through school) for ten years now.

I am happy to report that in only a short 10 months, barring any major disasters, I will finally have a diploma in hand.

This has not been an easy road.  I can't believe that at one point (fairly recently) I was actually considering grad school, as well.  No, thank you.

I'm so ready to be done.

I have lists of things I've been putting off: books I want to read, TV shows and movies I want to watch.    I can't wait until I have spare time and my life feels like mine again!