Monday, August 29, 2016

A Whole New World

Summer had its usual conclusion with our annual trip to Lake Tahoe, but now it's time to go to work. Literally.

Yes, I will be spending this next college semester away from college, and applying for jobs so I can go back to earning and saving money the proper way.
It's about time to me...and even more so to my parents!

I mean, I am turning twenty this year- GEEZ! It feels so weird just typing that!

Anyway, I need to start really acting my age and that begins with getting and keeping a job. I've already applied for a position as a library page and contacted the folks at Yogurtland after seeing they're hiring.

When I'm not working, or at least not searching for work, I'll be going to workshops to get the National Work Readiness Credential. It shows that you have the skills and knowledge to be a great employee, and helps raise chances of getting hired.

Personally I think it would've helped to have the credential before I submitted an application anywhere, but I guess it doesn't hurt to try.

It'll be nice to have some real money in the bank again, enough for me to save and occasionally treat myself with. I already have my sights set on an all new adventure for next summer...

Some of you may not be aware, but I have decided to add on a second backup career: puppetry.

I am a huge Muppet fan, as I have expressed many times already, and have always been fascinated with the behind the scenes aspect and inner workings.

I do have some experience in the field; back in 2013 I did all the puppetry for Audrey Two in a production of Little Shop of Horrors. (My brother was even the voice of the plant!)
 That will always be a huge highlight for me!

And a few years before that, during my first visit to New York I acquired my very own Muppet Whatnot from their FAO Schwartz workshop and practiced with it nonstop. It's definitely harder than it seems because of the way they are built.

To make a long story short, I want to save enough money for a plane ticket to Texas for a professional puppetry workshop with two very prestigious Sesame Street and Muppet performers! It lasts a week, covering everything from eye focus to character building, and concludes with a big performance with the entire class and the instructors together!

Now that would be absolutely amazing!

It could all be possible if I manage to land a new job.