Faithful readers, I am back! I apologize for disappearing. Moving and setting up has proven more time-consuming than I had anticipated. Onward to the blog post.
This is a blog about making magic and in this blog I will be talking about the magic of the moment.
Recently, I have started to actually focus on a career rather than a job. I graduated from Campbell University in 2006 with a degree in Biology, minoring in Computer Information Systems. One would think I had the whole world spread out in front of me, just waiting for me to pluck the right opportunity. Sadly, however, between fate having other plans for me, and me having my head firmly planted up my ass, this did not happen. I worked 2 part time retail jobs simultaneously for a few months before getting a temp gig at a biotech company in Durham, NC. After some contemplation and in light of at the time recent events and revelations in my life, I chose to move to Western Washington after hearing about the South Lake Union biotech hub in Seattle. I had job interviews lined up and I was ready to roll. That is until the economic downfall crashed squarely into the West Coast. I was falling into (more) debt and clung to the first job I got, which was in a call center. I worked there for a few months then went on to work for TSA. Yes. Those security screeners at the airport. That TSA. That experience was bittersweet. I met a lot of interesting and amazing people at that job, but at the same time I was spinning my wheels. I didn't seem to be able to advance and I really just wasn't cut out for the job. Being a snarky, aloof academic is apparently bad for customer service. I quit the job and was unemployed for 4 months before taking another temp gig at a biotech company in Seattle called Dendreon. This reignited my desire to work in the biotechnology field. Now, it was very easy for me to sit back and say that I'd effectively wasted the last four and a half years, and that thought still nags at the back of my brain. However, I came to a conclusion this week. The past is the past. That is just time wasted. Waste needs to be thrown out to make room for good stuff. It's time to cultivate the good in my life and yours. What waste are you holding on to? How is it stopping you from making magic?