Next

Next phase, next stage, next grade, next wave… — “Generation Next” by the Spice Girls

I think I’ve been mysterious enough about a certain upcoming event (although I couldn’t resist spilling to Adam a few days before this scheduled update). It’s time for the big reveal. Drumroll, please!

Ladies and gentlemen, readers, people who’ve just stumbled in: I have a job! After months of being just slightly emo about being a bum, God has seen fit to bless me with a job at a company whose principles I agree with. It’s an entertainment and management company whose mission statement is “To utilize God-given gifts and resources to discover, develop and manage talents and ventures in the entertainment business for God’s glory.”

I waited until tonight to write this particular update because yesterday I also did something that might have had an impact on the content of my job news. See, several of my BodyJam instructors invited me to audition to enter instructor training. Yes, me. Whodathunk?

The audition was yesterday, and to make a long story short, I didn’t make it. BUT! Out of almost 60 auditionees, the judges were supposed to choose 18 candidates for training. They called 16 candidates by number, then for the last two slots (actually it was only supposed to be one) called five people to dance for it. I couldn’t believe it when they called my number (my favorite number, 4). I was one of the five. Well anyway, we five were told that even if we weren’t picked to be part of the 18, we would still “play an important role.” Sounds like something out of a beauty pageant, but we were effectively the first runner-up; in case any of the 18 would be unable to fulfill their duties as Miss Universe complete their training, one of us could be called to take that place.

I feel like I did my best, considering I had a weeping wound on each of my foot arches (I wore bad shoes on Friday) and that it was my first audition. I think the judges chose the best possible candidates (and I don’t think there’s a chance that any of them will pass up the chance for training), and I hope to enjoy the BodyJam classes they will lead within a few months. And anyway, there’s always next audition.

Right now, I want to focus on making the best possible start to my new job. Ü I start tomorrow.

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8 thoughts on “Next

  • September 18, 2006 at 1:34 am
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    finally, congratulations and good luck! πŸ™‚

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  • September 18, 2006 at 8:43 am
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    Wow! Congratulations for landing on something you love doing! Good luck!:)

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  • September 18, 2006 at 11:40 pm
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    Wow. Congrats.

    Pixiemom

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  • September 19, 2006 at 12:27 am
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    Congratulations! MSo… where are you um, working?

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  • September 19, 2006 at 9:47 am
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    Kid, Rob, Pixiemom: Thanks for the congratulations. πŸ™‚

    Mari_elle: I feel like Andy Sachs. Except I don’t work for the Devil.

    Ade: Check out my Friendster or Myspace profile for the specifics. πŸ™‚

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  • September 19, 2006 at 10:41 am
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    welcome to the working world. believe me, you’ll long for a vacation soon. jk. πŸ˜€ good luck and congrats with the new job. πŸ™‚

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  • September 21, 2006 at 11:38 am
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    Congratulations! Sounds like a cool company to work for.

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