Which granted, most of the time I stand to make a good round figure of zero on most things that I venture into, and zero doubled isn't much of a stretch, but it would awesome to have someone think my mad skills are worth that statement.
Mad skills in what, you ask? That's inconsequential; minor detail; I'm just pretty awesome on every level so we're just going to roll with that goal.
Brynn asked me tonight what my plans are for when I finish my degree.
The question triggered a thought process for me and I realized the answer is very easy:
I hope to be doing exactly what I am right now.
How many people get to say that?
I love my job. I love what I do, I love the people I get to work with, I love the work that I help propel, and I love my boss. I believe in his vision and our personalities mesh really well. For the first time in my life, I'm not casually browsing for the next work opportunity while going through the motions of my current job.
Which is probably a good thing since my boss "lectures" me and reminds me that I have a job and don't need to be looking for one elsewhere, thank you very much.
I'm not! I swear.
I hope to be able to ride this job out with him for a long, long time.
I love the opportunity that I've been given this year to do make-up with a local haunted house. I love that it's a "come as you can" schedule and I look forward to learning so many new techniques and growing leaps and bounds artistically with it. I'm still meeting and getting to know the people I work with at the haunted house, but it's a place where we all have a mutual love for the hobby and we're all choosing to be there, which makes an instant bond and acceptance.
|A demon make-up that I did one night at the haunt.|
So my answer to Brynn is this: The one thing that ever seemed to hold me back, was the fact that I was missing my degree. It's been hard to finish it with the way my life has unfolded. I've had to make sacrifices, my family has had to make sacrifices, and it has been a lot of stress facing homework along with all my other responsibilities but it will never again be the thing that stands between me and the opportunity that I want to go for. That being said, I'll be happy to have this stumbling block become an asset in my back pocket as I continue on with where I already am.
I am so happy with my opportunities right now and I'm absolutely enjoying giving them all I have. I plan on enjoying the ride for as long as the road will go there for me.