I am sorry to report the state of humanity is swiftly declining. I work in grocery retail and have seen my fair share of the lowest of low. Tons of people everyday try to go above and beyond to create situations so that they can make outlandish complaints just to get a few items for free. The dishonesty and slimy lengths people will go through to lie cheat and steel has me absolutely disgusted.
The most painful oxymoron if there ever was one.
A mover by nature, confined to a ninety degree, mid level, squat-like position. Ankles that remain in dorsiflexion. Lower lumbar pain creeping it’s way into existence day in and day out.
As the first post of this blog, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on where/how I began my career. When talking to people who are new to the world of computers (and who are hoping to land a job), I like to share my story of how my career began. I don’t do this for bragging rights or to make them envious of me. Rather it’s so that they may find some inspiration in what I have to say and be able to see that anything is possible once you put your mind to it.
Christmas is right around the corner and a lot of people like to start shopping early. Now, where are you going to buy your presents? Walmart, Target, A Local Shop, Online? Well wherever you are shopping, just remember one thing, small businesses everywhere are dying. Being a small business owner, it is a hard world with all of the bigger businesses and their convenience.
Broadway....shut down. The West End...closed. Unimaginable...until the pandemic struck.
I have been in the theater my entire life. I was born into a theatrical family. My Mother was an opera singer/concert pianist/actress/Professor of Music. My Father was an actor/opera singer. My Godfather was an actor/director, like myself. My daughter has carried on the family tradition, she is an Equity actress who was in a touring company when everything stopped. Just...stopped.
“I don’t know if I’ve made the right decision!” I sobbed to my girlfriend as I lay in the fetal position on the couch.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was on in the background, so there was enough drama happening as it was.
"I can do this. It's easy and there's nothing to stop me!"
That's one of the many phrases I must have told myself over the countless months of research, fast hit jobs, and small successes I had encountered within my first month of working as a freelance agent. I had the confidence to match my desire for success but I didn't have the proper tools or resources to really see me succeed. I learned quickly that the world of freelance work is riddled with loopholes and dodgy communications. It's a lot like when you were a kid with a LEGO set. The box shows this big and achievable end-game but as kids; we just tear into everything without taking a moment to read the instructions or rules that come with it and therefore being left frustrated and angry at the entire process.