I am now a contractor for Microsoft getting up at 5:00 am to keep servers
running for a dev team.
- I am no longer in school. I loved my classes and looked forward to more of
them. But I was burning the candle at both ends (every end possible) and looked
like I would be doing that for at least a year. So I applied for a job I didn't
think I would get; and got it. And because I was using unemployment to go to
school, I couldn't turn down a job offer. So I did a "happy dance"
that I would be making more money doing something I enjoy (and thought I had
closed that door pretty firmly).
- I made it though the holiday season on my own. It may not seem like much but
during this time last year my life was in such turmoil that this is a personal
victory. I could go on and on about the turmoil but there's no point and I'd
rather not. But having more money let me be more generous than I thought I was
going to be able to be.
- Now I'm figuring out what I'm doing with my time. I still want to tell
stories. I'm still pretty sure that film making will play an important role in
that. I had to pull back from the Seattle film making community while in school
so I'm doing what I can to reconnect there. I'm working on a short film script
that may extend to a web series or a feature. I have two features in outline
form that I'm working on under the constraints that these will need to be
low/zero budget level productions. I'm geeking out over cameras and such because
that's another aspect of film making I enjoy.
So I'm moving in a direction that I'll call forward.