Chicago, Illinois

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I told you so.

I’m living a dream that is years in the making. Getting to Chicago was half the trouble. A move like this can drive most people crazy. It almost drove me crazy.

I’ve been here a month and each day brings a new lesson. But winter is coming (I finished Dance With Dragons yesterday, and I’m still mourning the loss of the series until Winds of Winter arrives) and we are sweet summer children. I’m trying to prepare myself, really I am, but I’m not rushing myself. It makes me feel like I’m wasting some of my time, but honestly I can’t imagine looking back on this month and regretting it.

August is the month of employment.

You ever look at a job listing and think “Oh sweet wounded Jesus, this job is so perfect for me!”Β It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does – boy it’s a good feeling. Submit the resume and cover letter and pray for an interview. A follow up call or visit helps, I’m told. I could try to convince you, reader, that I know the secret – but I don’t. It’s a little bit of luck, a little bit of confidence, and some natural spin. The only thing you might have complete control over is your resume.

My resume is polished and primed for an education-based arts position, with the right balance of teacher meets theatrical artist. Every job I’ve ever had has lead me to this fantastic career – where I get to spend each day working with children to achieve their hearts desire. Chicago will further my own ambitions to create a dynamic children’s show. I wake up every day inspired to learn and create, and Chicago is the right environment for me to achieve my goals. Everything I need is at my fingertips, I just have to go and get it.

I love Tulsa, and I always will – but I belong here in Chicago. I know it in my soul. So goodbye for now, Tulsa. I’ll see you in my dreams.

We’ll see how I feel after the job market has it’s way with me.

7 comments

  1. Coffee should be done soon. Check out City Staffing, if the arts, job of your dreams thing doesn’t work out.

    1. Thanks for the lead! I’ll check it out.

  2. Proud of you and Max— πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Dad. πŸ˜€

  3. Oh, dear friend, I just (somehow) found you blog and it is giving me such great pleasure reading of your adventures and happiness!! Ever since the day I met you (back when you had that lovely long, blonde hair!! God, I’ve always been such a lesbian…) you have had such a presence and I’ve always known you were destined for greatness and to bring happiness and art to people’s lives. Eeek! You always inspired me in school and in reading your blog you are inspiring me once again! Much love and I can’t wait to see what happens next! πŸ™‚
    Elena

    1. Hah! Oh dear one – thanks for the words of encouragement! I hope all is well for you and your lovely fiance too! You are brave and fierce – I expect great things from you too. Please keep in touch! And send our love to Amber!

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