Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year

Being that this will be the last post for 2006, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the past year.

2006 was a year of transition. I started the first four months in Ottawa, finishing off my degree. Following a standard summer, I entered September in a whole new realm, the real world. For the first time since I was a toddler, I wasn't spending most of my days in a classroom. It was and still remains a great feeling.

The real world also means finding a job in radio and this hasn't been an easy task. I've been very fortunate to still have the "non-radio job," so I am getting somewhat of a paycheck. I have also been fortunate to volunteer with CHEV radio. I'm not going to lie. I knew it would be a tough process trying to get a job in radio. However, I am quite aggravated with the lack of luck I have been experiencing. So far, I have applied to about 200 jobs. Out of all those applications, 20% have led to some sort of response; be it an interview or the "thanks, but no thanks" response. 0% have led to an actual paying job.

Back in April, I made a list of six things to do once I completed my studies at Carleton. They were:

1. Get Internet
2. Get a recording device
3. Get a (free) copy of editing software
4. Figure out how to podcast
5. Begin Freelancing
6. Get a CD Burner

So far, I have completed half of those tasks. I got the internet, found a great editing program, and not only figured how to podcast, but also started one. Getting a recording device is close to completion. Unfortunately, I can't really start to freelance until I have the recording device. Meanwhile, the CD burner will have to wait.

I've never been one to make resolutions. However, I am compelled make this one: In 2007, I plan to take charge and really pursue my goals.

There's an important to date to remember. It's December 31st, 2007. On this day, if I'm still in the same position I am right now, then I'm going to have to start taking some drastic measures.
I don't know what these measures will be. But believe me, they will be drastic. You might say they will be acts of desperation. Of course, this only happens if I don't keep my New Year's resolution.

Meanwhile, have a safe and Happy New Year.

The Hek

PS - Next post will be on Jan. 2nd


Anonymous said...

Happy New Yarrrrrrrrr.

The Hek said...

Thanks Billy.

Same to you and your family

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Pisces, and also break a leg with your dreams this year and every one after.

I totally beleive you'll do it. :)

The Hek said...

You always make me smile. Thank you. I hope you're having a great time with your family. All the best.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year from me as well!! Even though it is technically the Christian calendar... ;-D

You and your fellow Jews are way ahead of us - if memory serves, it's the late 58th century according to the Hebrew calendar, right?

The Hek said...


Yes, the Jewish year is something like 5708.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

All the best, Blake