By Kiki Keane
Well… I finally got another job, which I think I mentioned in a pervious post. I’m very grateful for it and I hope I do well at it. It’s funny though, if you’d told me a week ago that I would be doing sale demos for a very expensive Air Purification system, I would have laughed in your face! The only reason I’m willing to do sales is that I don’t actually HAVE to sell anything. I still get paid and won’t get fired, so the pressure is off. Best part is that the hours are great and so is the money. I’m enthusiastic about it, but a bit nervous. I haven’t done my first demo yet. That might be tomorrow or Saturday. Thankfully, we get paid to practice on family and friends! I guess I’ll see what I’m made of!
Anyway, the week has been busy due to training and trying to memorize the script (Don’t know how that’s going to happen!), so I have very little to blog about… I haven’t watched a movie, read a book or even looked at the news (for shame!).
But I did realize something today: I never thought I would live through a year filled so many new experiences. It’s only the beginning of May and already I’ve been unemployed twice, worked at a call center and become a sales person. September will herald the biggest change of all: a move to the other side of the world to follow a passion and possibly fail miserably.
I also found an interesting site. It’s called Byliner. It is a collection of stories, essays and news pieces from loads of writers. You can search by topic and by author. As an example, here’s a recent piece by Margaret Atwood. I found it amusing. The link is to the original source, just incase you don’t want to join Byliner (you should, though!).
Lastly, today is World Press Freedom Day! Take a moment for those journalist who have been killed and imprisoned. Sadly, there have been 17 journalist killed and 179 imprisoned so far this year.