Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Shaken out of complacency

So - I'm supposed to be doing some research for a freelance story. I've went on and on about how I want to get out of the area I'm in now. At 10:30 - in comes an email from Bend, Oregon. They want to fly me out there. For an interview. Rental car, hotel, plane. EVERYTHING.

My stomach is churning. My mind is buzzing and my palms are sweating. And I need to be in bed in about 30 minutes. Ok, ok - first off - all you one romantics out there that read my Blog - take serious note - this is some serious shit. I'm making a comfortable wage in Omaha. This job in Bend is a journalism job. I would be making...roughly 2/3 of what I'm making now. 2/3 is a lot. I can't get sick up there. I can't get a newer car. BUT - it is my profession. And I was always able to make it when I was in Tucson at $10 an hour as an intern.

So - that's the point. I can truely MAKE it here if I learn to love this place called Omaha. If I learned how to cope better with my mom's selfishness and some of my friends' taunts that I'll never leave this state. I can even do freelance if I tried a lot harder. But I'm 31. This may be my only shot...

Oh - here's some pics from my trip to the French Laundry and San Francisco...

contemplating a swim...















Nothing like dinner atthe French Lau...















'splorin'















Oh, oh - you've never seen this before - here's a shot of us going over the Golden Gate bridge...

1 Comments:

Blogger Nic said...

So all we here about for the last few weeks is how horrible Omaha is and how badly you want out. And here comes along an oppritunity and you might not eve consider it?

Foo! Wake up! Go to Bends and see what it's like out there. Sure you're only get 2/3 the wages, but maybe the cost of living is only 2/3?

Not to mention, if you go to Bends and put that pretty nose of your to the grind stone, who is to say you might not be bumped up to a more senior position in a year? Or maybe this is the garage door opening to a bigger door that will lead to that metaphorical door called happiness?

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