I don't know if I've ever mentioned how long I've procrastinated in getting my career going. Oh wait, I think I did it in a past post.
Anyway, I bring that up now because there may be times between Monday and Wednesday that I do not post. I may have a lot to say but the reality is that I'm so tired these days that I might not be able to keep my brain on focus long enough to get out a full thought. I've been wanting to be on the radio since I was about 13, with only a couple of career alternatives (record label exec and entertainment lawyer...all still dealing with entertainment and music) in between. So, the fact that I'm 28 and so far behind boggles my mind.
Not anymore! Since last week, I've been coming to the station overnights two nights a week in order to learn more about running boards, doing breaks, etc. My goal is to make sure I'm kind of comfortable understanding how the jock works so I can do my own aircheck, let the PD and APD/MD listen to it and give me some constructive criticism so I can send it out. On those two days, I get like three hours of sleep in the early evening, get up to eat and pick out my clothes for the next day and leave for work at like 11:15 to be there at midnight. I work until 5am, come back to my desk to sleep for a couple hours, and then do my regular days' work. I'm BEAT as I type. I mean, I am sooooo sleepy right now that I'm only blogging at work because I'm trying to keep my eyes open.
Oh, on top of that, I'm still trying to get my write on. In case you didn't know, I'm one of the writers for The Career Magazine which is an online HR magazine (check it out: http://www.thecareermag.com), where I give an "introspective" or "inspirational" point of view on careers. I'm looking for other opportunities to build up my writing portfolio as well. SO, with that in mind, if you see something...say something (shouts to the MTA for that one).
Last but not least, my friend Ladybug and I are possibly starting something else that I don't want to mention yet. Our schedules are crazy but when we commit to something, we blow it out the water!
I'm hustling...on a grind! I'm trying to hard not to let ME get in my own way. If I had the money to get down to ATL this weekend for the taping of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, I'd be there for the networking. Okay okay, I'd be there to party too but let's not lose focus of this post! LOL!!
I'm trying to put myself in a position where failure *as I see it* is NOT an option. As FP once told ME, "Better get on my train before I pass you by."
Yeah yeah yeah...I hear you, man!