Not yet! Sometime, probably in exactly a week, I will be on a flight to Cleveland, Ohio. I’ll be in a small town outside of Akron. Living in a farm house with cows out back. Working on a TV show.
I’ll be living in Ohio for the majority of the next 5 months.
Here are some things I have thought about or have been brought to my attention:
-I’ll be in a swing state during voting time. I hope no one asks me any questions. Last I heard, Obama was winning “by 5 points” like it’s a basketball game.
-I’ll be in the midwest in the winter time. Today’s high was 72. It’s supposed to snow the day of my arrival next week. Also: There’s a tornado shelter in the house we’re staying in. Oh joy.
-I’ll be close to where the Black Keys are from. Also brought to my attention, the Rubber Factory was torn town.
-I’ll be in that state that The National is also from, soooo Bloodbuzz Ohio might get a whole new meaning.
-I just got a kitten a little over a month ago and I’m very grateful my roommate likes her.
-I FEEL LIKE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING! (insert “I have no idea what I’m doing” dog)
My only other co-worker who will be there with me most of the time has shingles she’s so atrociously stressed out. I currently have 5 different lists of things going on, 6 if you want to include the a musical list I started today. I’ve already been told my first return will be November 21, and I will be home for all the holidays, assuming I don’t get stranded in Ohio due to weather.
Don’t get my wrong. This opportunity is FUCKING AWESOME! To be in the field, working on a show for a big network, but it’s my first time doing it and I know it is going to be a bumpy ride.
Plus, there are a few people I really don’t want to leave for that long of a time span, but time to put my big girl pants on.
I live in Seattle. The number of unemployed people I know: no clue, but everyone I know seems to be unemployed at some point, so I guess it is just my turn. On Day 1, I updated my resume and references, applied to two jobs. So far on Day 2 I’ve listened to “Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris & Florence Welch about five times. I DID take a shower and made coffee. Also, I sent in my last invoice for the old job.
Being laid-off is like a really awkward break-up. If there weren’t so many sacrifices to be made, you’d still be together. You like each other, but when push comes to shove, it just isn’t going to work out at the moment. Maybe you’ll get back together in the future, maybe you won’t, but right now isn’t the right time.
My goal is to get a job in a field I’m actually in love with this time. I LIKE a lot of the jobs I’ve had. The people you work with make a big difference. I really like television, working in it has been a super awesome experience, the people are rad, but now I want to move into something I LOVE. Like radio. I LOVE radio. I AM SEIZING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO RADIO!!! If you wanna help me get in there, lemme know.
In the mean time, I have to call my student loan places and say “Hey, can’t pay you a lot right now” then I have a party playlist to make for my friend in Boston for his housewarming party. I was supposed to be in Boston this weekend. I should be in Boston this weekend. I really wish I was there.