Thursday, March 01, 2007

Chapter: Next

For the past year and a half, I have been blessed to have a "day job", working in the lending industry as a "compliance specialist". It was definitely a mixed bag. On the one hand, I was able to support myself and learn a new skill set through my job. On the other hand, I never quite fit there. I felt quite like a square peg in a round hole. A puzzle piece that you can squeeze into place, but it's not the right fit. I have been a right-brained creative type working in a left-brained analytical role. Nothing about the word "compliance" even remotely fits with who I am. So it is with a grateful and relieved heart that I bid farewell to my job. Yesterday was my last day! It was planned, and I gave my notice a month ago. I just didn't want to write about it until it was a done deal.
Today begins a new chapter of my life. During this chapter, I will be able to pursue my acting career to the degree that I have been longing for. I will also be flying home for a couple of weeks to help my mom plan my wedding! I also hope that my blog posts will be a little more inspired. I'd like to use part of my time to hone my writing skills and craft something. I'm not sure what that something is. Some ideas I've had would be to write a one-woman show, some monologues, songs for a musical, or a short story. I hope to share some of those ideas with you here.

My hope is that the flame of my creativity will be fanned into a raging fire in this new season. I want to put my creativity to work. To make a living using the gifts God has given me.

Photo found here.

13 comments:

wordnerd said...

congrats Starshine! What wonderful news! Best of luck...I just KNOW you are headed for great things.

Ally Bean said...

Oh, you must feel so relieved to be finished with an adequate job and on to an intereting career. Create away, darling.

Autumn's Mom said...

I'm glad you are letting your spirit soar to where ever it will take you. I'm very excited to hear what is next for Starshine! Emphasis on STAR.

Alan Fadling said...

Starshine,

This sounds like very good timing, for your life, your career and your preparations for the big day with eSuitor. God bless this season with His gift of creativity and energy.

Cherry said...

I'm glad the job was there for you when you needed it and that you posess the ability to recongnise and step away when it was time to move on.

Let those creative juices flow.

C@rolayne said...

Hey, Cool! I am your first french fan! :) I am so happy for you for that news! You see, it's always worth to work hard on something, because you end up getting it, sooner or later! Congrats for your consistance !

Sharon said...

I have been waiting for this musical ever since that night at Chuy's! Call me while you are in town!

Sharon said...

I meant the night at Katz's! My memory is already fading.

Starshine said...

Sharon, I remember our dinner at Katz's and singing in the car. Your support and encouragement is part of what made me believe I could write a musical.

Sharon said...

Starshine,Your encouragement is what keeps me writing my blog!

Love Bears All Things said...

The food looked good so I copied the recipe. Good luck with your new endevors. Keep us informed of the wedding plans.
Mama Bear

beenzzz said...

Here is to the next phase in your life. I wish you nothing but the very best! :)

J said...

Yay on quitting your drone job! No more going into the bathroom to sneak in a song when it all becomes too much! (I can picture that, which is why I remember it from a post long ago...going to sneak in a creative moment in a very uncreative job!)

OK, so now is when I get all sappy...my best friend and I have the song, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that we dedicate to each other. There's one section that is particularly apt for starting out on new ventures, especially the creative ones, and I'll sing it to you now. Ready? (My singing voice sucks, so bear with me...)

Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine

~Simon and Garfunkel