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ariyanakylstram


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...but really, isn't sanity overrated?


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Change is the only constant
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ariyanakylstram
I resigned my high-stress tech job a few weeks back. No, I really won't discuss it.

Quick FAQ:
Dead? No
Pregnant? No
Getting Married? No
Retiring/Won the lottery? Still going to have to work for a living
Running away to join the Circus? Well, now that you mention it...

I'm pretty sure I'll be back in the tech industry soon enough, and I'm already talking to people, but I'm being rather particular about what comes next (as any right-thinking human ought to be...) and so in the meantime I'm keeping myself busy with a couple of things:

1) Doing some volunteer work - for tech companies, for non-tech companies, and causes I care about.
2) Taking the circus on the road, literally - I'm booking touring gigs, especially in the Western US.

Late in 2011 I got a Sign from Fate (tm) that went something like this:
"So, why AREN'T you going pro?"
and I fussed and muttered about money and health insurance and other things and generally didn't answer the question very well. Said Sign from Fate(tm) poked and prodded some more, and left me with a lot of food for thought.

Thinking is something I did a lot after that, through the tail end of 2011 and into the New Year. I promised myself I would take some vacation time away from tech this year to try doing some pro performance work. I figured this would take the shape of some 3-day weekends away from the office...but then I had to make a decision, and now I'm taking a little break from the daily grind.

So I'm booking gigs. Do you know someone who needs an aerialist? a burlesque dancer? an actress? ballroom dancer? choreographer? coach? possibly even a costume built?

You've probably got me for the summer, at most. After that I'm back into the grind.

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I have clients that book acts all the time so I will add you to my list of "must calls" and will send anything your way that I can. Love and light to you love.

At Gaskell's, a friend of a friend wanted a costume made. I'll see if I can get their contact info to you.

This all sounds like a Good Thing. Enjoy it.

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