Moving Onward

You'll notice that I rarely, if ever, talk about my employment on this site (or on-line at all). This is more about maintaining a balance between my work and my personal life than about any concern with repercussions for what I say here.My work position is fairly unique. I'm a theatrical lighting technician who works in a retail store. I've been with the company for 7 1/2 years. I've got full benefits, vacation and a 401k, and I work a 40 hour week every week. All of this is quite unusual for a theatrical technician, especially without being in the union. It's somewhat surreal.

This morning, it was announced that the theater will be closing in the fall. So, after 8 years in the same position, I'll be moving on. This is something I've been thinking and talking about for some time, but not had the motivation or the nerve to actually take that step. Now I've got the kick in the ass I need to get moving. It's going to be rough to make this transition, but I think, in the end, it's for the best. It's time to take the next step.

I've got a lot to learn about job hunting, and I've got a lot to decide about what I want to do with my life from this point on. A fourth of my life has been spent in this job, so leaving isn't easy, but at the same time, it's time to expand my horizons and, as they say... "take these broken wings and learn to fly again.

Yeah... I went there.

Know anyone who's going to need a lighting tech this fall?

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