That is something I’ve been embracing more and more since I’ve blogged last. In the past couple of months the work has been coming in pretty darn persistently lately. Here’s a bullet point update for me.
- Had more poems published in SPOTLIGHT ON RECOVERY
- Made contacts with an editor for SCHOLASTIC books and two published children’s writers at the 2009 SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators) conference in June.
- Learned the Director role at INDIANA JONES at Walt Disney World (WDW)
- Now hosting sports ceremonies at ESPN’s WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS at WDW.
- Continue working at AMERICAN IDOL at WDW as a Judge.
- Entertain the masses at SLEUTHS as a wacky security guard named Remington Card.
Now the jobs I’ve worked have not only saved my butt financially but they’re fun to boot. Instead of thinking about when a big payday’s coming instead I now think “be thankful you’re working at all.” Just this little change in thought has made all the difference in appreciating all that I have (loving friends, a car that runs, a roof over my head, hot meals) etc. The more thankful I am the more I notice great things happening for me. The fact I haven’t had a survival job to pay the bills makes me happier than you’ll ever know. While I miss some of the people at the old survival job at Polo Ralph Lauren I don’t miss waking up at 5:30am and moving boxes out of trucks. I don’t miss folding hundreds of items and being reprimanded when I process the clothes slower than they would have liked, and I especially don’t miss throwing out boxes into a dumpster in 95 degree weather and sometimes having to stand INSIDE the dumpster as co-workers hoisted boxes to me so I could put them inside that metal box of depravity.
Also unfortunately there’s been a recent spate of deaths concerning people I’ve either worked with or knew through their spouses. During the memorial services and benefits held in their honor I saw such love, compassion and respect that it really made me think about how delicate the whole shebang called life is. So all in all as I continue to read, mediate, write, work and spend time with friends the overriding feeling I have is one of being thankful, of being alive, of being in the moment, of just being.