Wednesday, October 31, 2012

october 2012

Wow this has been quite a busy and emotional month. Where to start...

I was offered a new position at my job a few weeks ago. I am super excited for this job because it gets me back into an office job and working a much more stable schedule. It also is my first professional job in the media field and my first management position. I went to school for TV studio production so to finally have a job where I will be shooting and editing videos is amazing! I basically get paid a regular salary to be creative!

The biggest thing about my new position is the hours. The job I was hired for a couple months ago was a night position, which meant long nights and almost no time to see my wife. I basically woke up around noon, got to work about 2 PM and stayed there until everything was done. I had many 10, 12 and some 14 hour nights that were physically and emotionally draining to say the least. I basically had no time to spend with my wife and almost no time to myself. But hopefully that will all be over since I'm back into a 9-5 type of job.

Next October event: We just got back from a weekend trip up Universal Studios Hollywood! My wife and I met working at Universal Studios so it's always going to be a special place for us. This year we went to Halloween Horror Nights which, if you aren't aware, is when they setup various haunted mazes around the park for you to walk through. They also setup scare zones around the park so as you're walking through smoke filled sections of the park creatures jump out and try and scare you, or they could creepily follow you around... Anyway, the whole night is all about getting scared and marveling at the movie quality sets and makeup. They do it every weekend in October so I highly recommend making the trip next year if you're a big Halloween buff.

Some more stuff happened to me this month that I'm not prepared to talk about yet but soon enough.

Oh yeah, Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 1, 2012

decidedly september

This September has flown by! I remember when I was growing up my parents would always say the years go by faster as you get older and I 100% agree with that.

So my job is going well for the most part. I'm learning a lot and have been the closing supervisor a few times which is pretty cool. Of course the closing part isn't so cool. The ad I applied for online mentioned nothing about this being a pm shift. Working nights is definitely putting a strain on my marriage and I don't know how much longer I can do this. It's only been a month and as much as I enjoy the people and the work, for the most part, I don't know long I can keep this up.

The main thing that keeps going through my head is that my wife will eventually be deployed and I never see her already. She works mornings and I work nights, so we only see each other on the weekends if I'm not working. It's a rough thing to go through and I don't really want to do it anymore. I would rather be unemployed for a while if it means seeing her again. Of course I have only been there for a month so I would also feel terrible for leaving so soon. Decisions decisions...

If anyone has any advice I am all ears. I really wish I could do some kind of work from home. Maybe I could be the next internet star or...something.