Big Changes

Mar. 9th, 2010 02:14 pm
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[personal profile] child_of_the_fae
I recently attended in Troy, MI. For those who are familiar with my journal I've posted about this con before and it is never a walk through the park. This time around proved to be just as challenging and growth oriented.

This years focus was on the tarot card “The Tower”. The quick and simple of it is the destruction of the things we have built up and clearing ground for new things.

It's not uncommon for regular convocation goers to experience the theme of the card of that year throughout their life for that year. This year was no exception from this for me. My life had been pretty thoroughly turned upside down and shaken to bits a few times over.

The end ritual at the end of convocation to signify the end of the tower was very powerful. A few weeks later there is then another ritual to finalize the switch over to the next card “The Star”.

What this means now:
A little under 3 weeks ago I had a moderately stable job and an idea of how to migrate slowly away from it. I have received news this past Thursday that in 3-6 months depending on the hiring process my job will be phased out. This means that I will be out of a job.

My original plan had included slowly switching over to being a professional DJ until I could finally support myself with it full time. The change of plans has left me rather amiss and overall disoriented. It's hard to decide what to do.

I seem to have 3 main options available to me at this moment. They are:
  • Find a new job in the field of IT. (Downside: There is an oversaturated market of IT folks)(Upside: Healthcare, Higher initial pay, potential job security)
  • Pursue the professional DJ track full force and dedicate all my effort to that. (Downside potential poverty/joblessness/no healthcare)(Upside: Its something I love doing, There are signs showing there is a large demand for what I am going for, Substantially better hours, Eventually could be making large sums of money working full time)
  • Try to pursue a balance of the two. (Downside: Lack of resources would lead to a half assed result and has strong potential of failure due to lack of concetration of time/energy)(Upside: If one fails I have the slim possibility of being abl to use the other to stablize and recover myself)

At this point I am at a loss of what I am going to do. However I thought it would be worth at least recording that this is the dilemma I am in.

I am hoping to update again soon, but for now here is your yearly Alexa update :P


Date: 2010-03-09 07:33 pm (UTC)
ckd: (cpu)
From: [personal profile] ckd
I've seen some signs of the IT job market improving, at least at my level; I got a call a couple of weeks ago from a company I'd talked to in early 2008 (end result: I had a very good interview round, but took an offer from another company before they had a chance to make or not make an offer themselves). Apparently they're currently looking hard enough that they're going through previously submitted resumes for potential candidates....

This doesn't mean that you should necessarily stick with IT, of course, but it may be worth at least looking around to see if a good opportunity is there.

Best of luck with whatever you wind up doing!

Date: 2010-03-09 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Boston may be (and probably is) a better market for IT (and most everything else, I would guess) than Michigan.

Date: 2010-03-09 08:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ckd
Very true, though this particular call was from Mountain View. (I don't know if they were looking for more people in their Cambridge office, or if they'd only be offering me NYC/SFBA/wherever opportunities; I didn't ask, because I'm happy where I am.)

Date: 2010-03-09 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would expect DJing could be a reasonable living -- but not large sums of cash. Well, unless maybe you're the creme-de-la-creme, and make it to star-DJ status. But, I would bet that very few people make it to that status -- just like in everything else.

Date: 2010-03-09 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well paying dj gigs are a very sought after position. Think how many people go to clubs vs how many dj's employed there. That said it can be done and you have a lot going for you in that department. I'd say take the 3-6 months to see what you can do with employment on both fronts and hopefully by that time you'll have your answer.

Date: 2010-03-09 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I want to hear some of your DJ stuff.

Date: 2010-03-10 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awwwww, that sucks. stupid life :-(

Date: 2010-03-13 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Keep up the IT until you are in a high demand as a DJ. Cause otherwise, you're just screwing yourself, doll.


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