I Think I Called it and Said This Was My Year

Monday, November 21, 2022

Just a bit ago I was offered an opportunity of a lifetime: I'll be working as a Connecticut Careers Trainee at the Department of Social Services! Since the beginning of this year I've grinded applying for State Jobs and the like before, during and after work like a mad person. And in-between that I was also writing drum scripts for some releases coming up this year. It's been crazy trying to find a job that could cater to what I've been doing all this time. I got the call and immediately from the recruiter and said yes to the position, gave my resignation letter and left officially a couple of days ago. It's been a wild month so far and damn it's hard to describe.

It honestly feels weird to be excited about these kinds of things considering the type of person I am. I'm now a working professional doing some working professional things. I think I want to try something different this time in approaching things in a more humble and confident nature. I'm going to really push getting good at this and hopefully make my cohorts feel proud. I'm almost certain that this will be my last destination for employment. This meaning I want to kinda go hard and get higher positions through DSS. I don't think I want to go anywhere else. This is the first time I feel like I'm using my skillsets and degree towards something that's really important and official.

The photo/music thing will stay same. I'm still making it a point to at least have 15 minutes of creativity a day to ensure my chops are straight. Not to mention I'm going to start editing images given the more time I have in the morning. And being real I think it might excel higher than it did before. I'll have more to work with in the coming months without having to think about any issues. I mean there weren't really any, but this job alone will allow me to be more of a rookie than a veteran for once. I can depend on higher ups than them depend on me for things which relieves the stress I've had for awhile. Since the income wasn't really much of an issue I can forsee projects that I had in mind really come into a reality than before. Tangible releases may be a real and regular thing.

For the last few weeks I've been trying to finish up a couple of projects that have been ongoing since the end of September. I know I'm not really in any deadlines, but I'd like to get things sort of poished before I start to promote the work. I've been so excited on how things have been creatively that I've been trying to keep the momentum going. I'm really glad I decided to keep this routine going because trying to go full throttle and stuff just doesn't do it for me anymore. I think I'd rather put myself in a position where the boundaries are stated clearly with some of the things I love and let it rest when it needs it.

I've stated this before and noted that I haven't been posting a lot of my work as much as I used to. Possibly because I'm really trying to get better at polishing stuff and deploying work that has more meaning to me than before. I'm coming to that point where photography and music need more of a presentation than just a regular post engaging on likes. It really doesn't have anything for me to look forward to and I feel like I'm not living life being part of the platform. Pretty soon I'll be using the app less and less.

So, there you have it. That's pretty much everything I can tell you at the moment. I'll be updating again soon. Until then I hope you all have a great rest of your day.

- (_ab)