Flying By The Seat Of My Pants!

August 16, 2010

Hello All!
Welcome to my blog!  It's something I've been wanting to do for a while now -- and just couldn't get it out of my head.  I have many thoughts, new-found websites and gadgets, quotes I love, songs I discover, things I want to do, and much more.  This is a way to write it all down for my sake, and for others to see what I see/feel/want to say.  There's no set design to this blog: I might not blog daily (though now I have all the time in the world), I might blog more than once a day.  I just may share some profound thoughts, or some silly antics you all know and love.  Hopefully I won't waste your time reading it.... So, read on!
As most of you know (if you are Facebook friends with me, you prob do) I recently moved to Silver Spring Maryland.  Well, it's been about a month already.  I did something I never thought I'd do, and at probably the worst economic time: I quit my job as a TV Producer at FOX43 and moved to MD with my boyfriend, Matt.  Talk about shocking... for me and my family as well.  I had been doing it just shy of 2 years, and those I know well know what a horrible time it was for me.  I was tired (11:30p-8:30a schedule should be illegal) and tired of working at such a negative place where moral was low and those in charge didn't know how to run the place (in the shortest description possible). 
Anywho, Matt got a great job with the government in DC so he moved to MD shortly after -- and I moved down a few weeks later (after living at his parent's house in Lancaster for a bit).  Didja get all that??  It's crazy, complicated, yet I feel it's for the best.  That job was wearing me down day by day, hour by hour and it was time to get out!  My stubborn self wanted to make sure I had a job before leaving -but- I couldn't find anything in time so I'm flying by the seat of my pants and experiencing the uneasiness of unemployment.  Ahhh! Scarrry, yet exciting.  What will my next job be?  Where at?  Doing what?  Which brings me to what I've been thinking and wondering since I've been in a new place: WHAT do I want to do?  I ask myself that daily, and haven't been able to come up with an answer.  I wrote my likes down, and things I don't want in a job as well.  In a fairy-tale land, I could have that job... but this is the real world Alissa!  'Get yourself together' I tell myself... you can't have it all.  After working in TV, I do like it.  I like making decisions (shocking, I know) being in charge of a newscast, writing and seeing my work come to life.  However, the hours suck and more than likely I won't have weekends off.  Do I suffer through that, and more, to work towards a career I can't get out of my head?  Or do I not give up finding that "dream job"?  Maybe on this journey.... I will answer my own question!

P.S.~ I promise my blogs will not all be like this :)


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