As I got started it soon became obvious that I’d be doing something a whole lot different than I expected.
While I am a writer with a background in comics and animation and fully intend to continue to do more of both as well as episodic television and my novels, I had gotten to the point that I had to find a job outside the entertainment industries.
In the past, however, anytime I moved off my original path things never went well and I found myself guided back on to the road of my goal.
So what does this have to do with my current job? A lot, actually.
Through people I know personally I got an interview at my local community college. The very college I got my AA in Drawing and Painting. What I understood the job to be was as an office assistant, using Word and Excel and answering the Phone. Well, that’s not quite right.
What it turned out to be was managing and writing the Alumni News Letter.
Wait, did you read that right? I’m writing. I actually have a job writing. You don’t know how thrilled that makes me.
Not only am I just going to be writing the “look what’s happening on campus” and the “we need money” articles (I’ll do those too), but I’ll also be writing more creative articles about the people and the history of the campus.
It’s not animation or comic books, but its still back on the path where I belong.
I’m a writer, and I’m writing. It’ll only get better.
My point in all that ego boost is that many times you will hear that no matter what you need to stick to your dream. If you love it, no matter how hard it is, you’ve got to keep at it no matter how hard it may seem.
And this is where I return to the road I began on. Where you want to go, your goal is on a long narrow road. As long as you keep moving forward you’ll reach eventually. Sometimes that road has a lot of bends and curves in it, and it feels like its taking you far from your goal but what its really doing is taking you on the scenic route so that you’re all the more prepared for the goal when you reach it.
Enjoy the road, its an adventure.