Wednesday, September 17, 2008

out of the box

It's been two and a half years since my mother-in-law said to me, "Michael tells us you got yourself a little job."

This week I gave notice at my little job. I've been faithfully writing 2-4 articles a week (in about enough time to write one) about all kinds of events for the entertainment insert - from the interesting to the absurd. Most were theater openings or community festivals of one kind or another.

My editor told me he was sorry to lose me, that I'd really "grown into the job." Yes, I thought, now despite my best efforts to the contrary, I fit in the box, I have taught myself to color inside the lines. Many images came to my mind and I wished I had a cartoonist handy...Brig? Some of my struggles in newspaper writing have inspired such artists before.

I'm mostly getting out because my life is in a completely different place than it was two and a half years ago. I mean, check those photos if you don't believe me! And I'm leaving because there are so many projects and personal writings and possibilities that I want to pursue that have been shelved for a long time and are beginning to call to me - loudly.

Well, in another few weeks, the theater scene won't have this freelancer to push around any more, baby! (And I won't have free! Sob! Oh, why must I have such ambitions and morals? Why!?)


Anonymous said...

Yeah! Squid! Hooray for Kitty! Art Rocks! Jude

Anonymous said...

Kitty, you do me a great honor to place Squid in your blog... I thank you and Ryan thanks you. And so another chapter is close. You will do well in your further Writing adventures!-Brig.

bobbie said...

Glad you're moving on. Onward and Upward! (But weren't those tickets great?)

Also happy to see Brig's Squid Row here. I'd read that one before of course. She's good.

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