Well, yesterday was a little sad. It was my last day as an apprentice at the theatre where I’ve been working since September. To help with the sadness, my coworkers put together a nice little get together at the bar next door at the end of the work day. There was even cake!
And when I say cake, I mean there were THREE. (Yes, three different co-workers brought some kind of cake in.) Apparently one cake wasn’t enough to properly celebrate my final day….or maybe I’m just three cakes worth of lovable. Either way, it was a lovely send off from some wonderful people.
As I was sipping on my celebratory drink, a co-worker asked, “So where are you going next?” And that’s the scariest part…finding the next step. I have been on the lookout for my next project or job since February. I’ve been meeting new people and making great connections. Every time I meet a theatre person I try to casually mention all of my marketable skills.
“Oh, you have a theatre company. That’s so interesting. Did I tell you about that time I directed a show — oh yes, didn’t I say before? I direct. Wait, did you say your company has an excellent Education department? I should also mention that I’m an amazing teacher. Yes, with tons of experience.”
A friend recently told me she loved the way I “whored myself out for a job”, and she’s right. That’s exactly what I do – but if that’s what it takes, bring it on! Meanwhile, I’ll just go eat some more of that delicious cake that’s just hanging out in my fridge.