Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Drastic Measures

You might remember this post I made at the end of 2006.

Now that it's 2008, it's time to ask the following questions:

Did I follow through on my 2007 resolution? Not really. Taking charge and pursuing your goals is easy. It's the outside factors that make things difficult. I applied to so many media jobs and sent out so many proposals. All I received was "thanks, but no thanks" or no response at all. What really bugs is me finding out that friends of mine who still go to University are getting co-op placements, internships, or lining themselves up for "post-grad employment." I wonder how they can easily get into their field of work, while I've been struggling for the last two years sending out thousands of applications. Am I bitter? Absolutely. Am I jealous? You bet.

Is it time to take drastic measures? Not sure on that one. There's a fine line between taking a chance and doing something stupid. It's all a matter of weighing your options.

Has life gotten better or worse? A little better, but I am nowhere near where I want to be. In May, I started a new "non-radio" job and it was the best thing that happened to me this past year. It's steady work, steady pay, my co-workers are phenomenal, and I get a lot satisfaction out of it. I'm very lucky to have this job.

I still have to deal with the pressure I put on myself as well as outside pressures. I still have to deal with people who tell me that radio is "a garbage job in a garbage industry." If I wanted to throw away my goals, I would have done it by now. But I refuse to quit. I'd rather die trying then capitulate.

What will happen to me 2008? I don't know. I really don't know and I refuse to make predictions. We'll just have to wait and see.

Fasten your seat belts.

The Hek

*Tune in: Episode 65 of the Audio Circus*


Blake said...

As always, my friend, hang in there! You're a talented guy - one day it WILL start paying dividends for you, I'm sure.

No surrender, no retreat...just keep following your dreams!

Eric Rosenhek said...

Thanks Blake!