Well folks, I made it through. It was a weekend of passion, karaoke, sketch shows, bbq's, laughter, tears, new porches, friends, Jameson, The Office, walks outside, bike rides and nachos.
All I could ever ask for.
And this week? This week is all about the Second City tours. I'm so glad this all worked out in my favor. I love this work.
If you've been reading my blog for even a day you know that I have constantly struggled with laziness or work-related angst, or thoughts of "I don't have any idea what it is I'm good at." Hell, even when I was doing something I really thought I would enjoy, I lose interest and once I'm done, I'm done.
But with this tour, I've really found something I'm GOOD at. I'm good at this. I"m good at researching, I'm good at knowing what's interesting and what isn't. I'm organized, I'm confident, I'm pleased and excited about my work and most surprising, I know exactly what I'm doing.
In any job I've had I've always hit a wall where I truly cannot understand what comes next. I block off learning the next thing because I'm stuck on the last thing, papers pile up I don't know what to do with and don't care enough to ask about, co-workers have conversations and I wonder how in the world they figured out what they know.
But this, I know exactly what to do next, I know how to organize it, I know how to find what I need, I know in every way what it is I need to do and how to do it. It's so freeing. My goodness, when work is something you truly enjoy...how come no one told me this before?
Here's one of my best tour facts, a teaser if you will (first tour is on July 19th!) to get you all moistened for an onslaught of cool facts:
When the 1968 Democratic convention riots were happening, people ran to Second City for safety. Not only does the "theater" in a large sense represent a safe haven - which is neat in and of itself - but people knew that there was a like-mindedness at a local comedy place.