So, I have some good news. I got a new job! I wasn't really looking, it just sort of fell into my lap. Isn't that always the case. I bust my rear for months to get a job with no luck. Then when I'm not looking, one is basically handed to me. It's with the same company I've been working for - CNYCentral (aka WSTM, WTVH & WSTQ-TV.)
Was it fate? Irony? Luck? Well, you see, Alex's father worked at the same tv station as me. He'd been there for 14 years when I started working there in January. He was the Art Director. In October, he got a new job in Albany at another TV station. And so his job here was available. Several people told me to apply for it (including the General Manager and my own boss.) So I did. I start Monday.
I feel like I should be jumping for joy, but it is bittersweet. It's a lot more money, it's doing what I used to do, and it's still with the same company. These are all good things. But I'm kind of sad. I've liked my current job. It's been easy and kind of fun. I'm comfortable. People like me there, I love to help them, they appreciate me and tell me so on an almost daily basis. It's nice to be appreciated! But the money was terrible. And I know soon enough that other people will appreciate me as well. But there's that learning curve and starting over again. But from where I was sitting 18 months ago, I'll take it. I've traveled a long road to get back to where I was.