Friday, January 20, 2012

So, what do you want to do?

Since moving here, I have had lots of time to think about what I want to do with my life.  Ideally, I would love to have a job where I could work part-time at something that I love, and make enough money to be able to provide a great life for my family.

Photography is something I love, and I am working on building it up in this area, but it is admittedly going slower than I had anticipated.  I am working at Old Navy, but I don't want to work retail my entire life.

I really want to do something in the entertainment field.  Not necessarily acting, though I know that is where bigger money is, but even something behind-the-scenes would be fun.  I also really enjoy writing, and so a red-carpet reporting job would be a lot of fun.

Basically, I am a jack-of-all-trades, and a master of none, which means that I can do a lot of stuff, but don't exactly know which thing I want to do.  It's a frustrating position to be in, because I am basically pursuing a ton of different things, and my resume looks like it has ADHD.

One of the things I have started doing is reviewing television shows for a website.  I have been following Film Thrasher for a while, and saw that they did a lot of reviews, as well as other entertainment news.  I follow the editor and the writers on Twitter, and would have discussions about TV and other things with them.  One day, I just wrote to the editor, and offered my services as a reviewer for some of the new shows for the winter season.  And to my surprise, he said yes!  Not only that, he said that he had thought about asking me anyway.  Sweet!

So, since December I am a featured reviewer on FilmThrasher.com.  I have done an end-of-year recap piece, as well as a Golden Globes Prediction piece (and I did pretty well on it).  I am reviewing the NBC show "The Firm", and the upcoming NBC shows, "Smash", and "The Voice".

I won some tickets to an early screening of "Smash" on January 9th, and headed down to The Grove to check it out.  It was a really fun night, and it was fun to watch TV on the big screen, with NO commercials!

"Smash" is airing Monday after the Super Bowl, and NBC is doing a HUGE marketing push for it.  You can actually download the first episode on iTunes right now for FREE.  It's also on Amazon Instant Video for free.  Here's the link.  Aunt Bren, Katrin would LOVE this show.

You'll have to wait for my official review for a couple more weeks to see what I thought about it, but until then, you can catch my reviews on filmthrasher.com.  Just search for my name in the search box, and you'll find everything I have written about so far.

Here are a couple of pictures from the sneak preview:



1 comment:

  1. Lately I've been asking myself some of the same career questions that you're working through. I haven't read them yet but two books that have been highly recommended to me are "Quitter" by Jon Acuff and "48 Days to the Work You Love" by Dan Miller. You probably don't need to read "Quitter" as it's more about transitioning from your day job to following your passion but I've heard great things about 48 Days. Good luck working your way through this process! Just remember, the journey is more important than the destination.

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