Jun 26 2014

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Come a long way

On this day, 5 years ago, I was laid off from my job as a full-time newspaper photographer.

Since then I have held employment in some crappy places and have done some things just for the experience and for a paycheck that I hope never to have to do again (can you say lunch lady?). I have learned a lot about my limits, what I am capable of doing and what I am capable of tolerating.

One year ago, I started a job where I feel like my contributions are meaningful and really help to make our community a better place.

One week ago, my office moved to the city where the newspaper is located, into a building within a block of my old job.

In a way I feel like I have come full circle.  Although I still earn a fraction of what my old salary was, I am a better person. I have struggled and conquered a lot.  I have learned what is important to me and I have become a much happier and well rounded person.  I am better for all of it.

So when my coworker told me that the hatch to the roof, which is normally padlocked, would be opened for repair workers TODAY, and suggested that we go up there, I said “Hell yes!”

It’s almost like we were on a mission from God to up there.

It was like a metaphor of the great new things I have yet to learn and discover.

So when we breached the upper confines of the building it’s not like we entered the magic utopia I had envisioned, it was just a flat rubber roof, but it was still pretty cool up there.  Literally.  It was breezy and pretty and we felt like we were on the Top of the Town
climbDon’t worry, we didn’t go up without cameras. Stop back in a bit, after I’ve had a chance to get the FILM processed, and you can share in our discoveries!  We’ll also get to learn the capabilities of Craptasticmatic II, son of the bitch.