Three weeks into 2011, and for a third time, I am starting a log post intended to reflect on the past year. I started writing a post on the matter two weeks ago without finishing it. Today, “Championship Sunday,” I resolved to wrap it up so I booted my VAIO laptop where the post was saved but the hard drive appears to be corrupted so now I’m starting over again on my X41 Thinkpad with a fresh install of Windows 7.
So, 2010. It was an interesting year… different if nothing else. Shortly before 2010 began I started a new job at WVUE-TV as a newsroom production assistant. Over the course of the year I learned a great deal and now I do a little bit of writing for the newscasts. I still have a lot to learn about doing it well. Another job I held for several years came to an end late last year with the doctor’s office closing down. My current job is not sufficient in and of itself so I will have to make a move on that front in the coming months.
April and May were busy months with the French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest, college graduation and a vacation all in the space of a few weeks. Halfway through May I graduated from Tulane University with a media arts degree. I doubt I will ever find my degree to be particularly useful but graduation did mark the end of a five year undertaking. Unlike a lot of other people, I don’t have the burden of student debt since I worked during those years and went to night school.
Immediately after graduation I flew to Phoenix to visit my friend Ami. We had not seen each other in several years and I had never been west of Colorado. While I was there we took a road trip to Las Vegas which was a lot of fun. The last time I started writing this log entry I tried to think of something a little more profound about the trip but nothing has really come to mind. It was just a very enjoyable week.
I am hard pressed to think of any singular events of note that happened after that. I just hope 2011 will have it’s own steps forward.