The here and now...

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

-Mary Oliver

I am currently living the life of a white collar carny. Hailey (my friend from college) needed a back-stage hand for two weeks while she traveled to state and county fairs with a children's theatre company. Diane (my wonderful and amazing life coach) told her I was unemployed, and so I found myself on a plane to Portland. That was two weeks ago. Since then, I took a job with another company that travels around to fairs (the owners of the 2 companies are great friends, hence the connection). Instead of theatre, however, I get to teach kids all about physics using cool mind-bogglers and puzzles. Today was my first day, so I will keep you updated, but so far, so good!

Current location: Goldendale, WA
Pretty much located in the middle of nowhere. The fair is 4-H central and we're basically the only entertainment. At least it will keep us busy. The people are a crazy, random mix. Half are hardcore cowboys, half are hardcore construction workers, and the ones in between like to wear baggy gym shorts.
I'm working with Rachel and she's awesome. Definitely on top of things, and I don't think she's used to working with someone who doesn't need to be supervised. Ah, if only all employees could be as amazing as I am (just don't look at my last two jobs as examples).
Our hotel is nicer than I thought. First impression was that I was going to have to put the dresser against the door and use my own blanket. Little did I know there was a brand-new addition, complete with flat-screen tv! One woman owns/runs the hotel and apparently, she does a good job. Kudos to her.
We're here until Sunday and then off to Walla Walla!

Life update: Big changes are coming soon. My new career plan is to become a teacher (high school economics or science), I'm moving to Portland in the next six months (with Mike and Brittany! and to go to school), and I hope everything works out the way I want and need it to. It's definitely about time.