New Gigs

This is my first week at my new gig as a Web Design Intern at Tightrope Interactive! Unless something comes up, I know where I’ll be for the next three months. That’s the farthest ahead I’ve been able to see since moving here, now that I think about it.

It was time for me to say goodbye to my last internship at Odysseus Arms. I learned a lot about the ad industry that I otherwise would not have known. I’m sure it will come in handy in the future. I’m grateful for the time I spent there and the friends I made. I will be keeping in touch with them.

It is a bit difficult to explain exactly what Tightrope Interactive does, but all you need to know is that I will be doing front-end web development and web design, which is moving more in the direction of what (I think) I want to do. It’s a good opportunity.

My other new gig for weekends is at The Melt, a grilled cheese restaurant chain. Last Saturday I used a Spread-O-Matic (yes, that is what it is actually called) to butter the most bread that I’ve seen in my entire life. Normally I’ll be on a food truck roaming the countryside, handing out grilled cheeses to the masses.

Working in food service is something I’ve never done before. All of this rapid change has happened in a matter of days. Fortunately, I didn’t have to move or that would have been a real kicker.

Change is hard, even when you are the one who initiates it. You don’t realize how comfortable you’ve become until you do something that stretches you. You also don’t know what you are capable of unless you go for it.

Putting everything on the line, and yet having nothing to lose. What a dangerous combination.