Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tides are Turning

I've had a really bad 8 months. Lets not kid around here. It's been pretty horrible. 
There have been times when I've wanted to pack in this blog, to give up on any goals and dreams that I'm trying to pursue, and just hide with the covers pulled over my head. 
But I feel like I'm getting close to a shift. I'm about to go back to having two jobs again. I'll still be working in professional theatre, but I'll be doing that part time while I work a new full time job at a strong and steady web company. 
I'll be doing online technical support. The pay is good, and the company seems really nice. It means that I'll be able to get a strong grip on my finances. I may even be able to pay my non-student loan debt off as early as September. This is a huge deal to me. It also means I can pay off my student loan on time. 
It means I'll be back to sixty hour weeks until April when I will drop back to 50 hours. 
The other reason I feel like the tides are turning is that something good and random may have fallen into my lap. I've been looking at doing voiceover work for a while and haven't gotten round to getting my demo recorded. Today one of my friends, an actor around town told me that he had referred his agent to me about a small acting gig that she was looking for someone to do. 
This is a little out of the ordinary for me, I don't act primarily, but I have in the past. So I called her, she asked me to come in and do an audition tape, and she's sending it to the client today. I should find out tomorrow whether or not I get it, but she does seem pretty confident, which was nice. I had a lot of fun doing it. 
If this pans out, it's a foot in the door to more work. I'm going to be sending this agent my headshot and resume, and my demo if I ever get it recorded. We'll see if anything good comes of it!

So it feels like things might finally be working out. Now all I have to do is remain calm while I wait for that phone call!


dawn said...

I hope that foot-in-the-door kicks it wide open for you!!!
Best Wishes ~

Anonymous said...

Yay You!

Aunt Jylli

Family Man said...

Good luck with the acting gig. As far as the rest of it I know how you feel. It's a rough place. There are days too I would love to just crawl away, but don;t have that luxury with a family to provide for. So Instead I wonder some days how much a person can take, and think that better days have to be coming.

Redd Horrocks-Maier said...

Thanks for the well wishes all. It's looking like I didn't get the gig, but I'm still glad that I tried for it.