I've been dodging bullets here in philadelphia. Not in the literal sense, but in the employment sense.
As of Monday I finally got tagged...hit with the "I'm on hiatus" bullet. To those of you not in the know, "hiatus" is when a television show goes on break between seasons. Well, for me, that break is now and I have done what many other television producers have done before me, I have filed for unemployment and began to enjoy what Otis calls, "retirement"
I've been working in the biz here in philly for over 5 years now. Philadelphia might not seem like an entertainment mecca, but I've been lucky till now and been able to find one gig or another to keep me going.
I've seen other producers go on hiatus before...so it was no surprise when my number came up. However, I wan't prepared for unemployment to be such a tough pill to swallow. Is it my pride?
Yesterday, as O rolled off to work and I found myself sitting at home saying "now what?" I was mildly overcome with panic. But no worries, that was quickly replaced with a sweet sense of liberation. I think I might just like this whole "hiatus" thingy.
Being at home alone, with the liberty to do what I want, when I want to is GREAT. In the past two days I have gotten more sewing done than I have since Christmas!!!! Plus, during the day our whole house looks different. For whatever reason, the light that fills our home on weekends feels like "weekend light"...but weekday light- dancing off the walls, changing by the hour- seems magical. It's like the streaming white beams pouring through the windows are saying, "We're a special treat, here just for you!"
So I've poured myself big cups o' joe, plunked myself down at my sewing table, downloaded a craftsanity podcasts, and gotten to work.