Thursday, November 22, 2007

The nature of the beast

I remember a time I thought I could do anything. Some days I still do. Today is definitely NOT one of them.

Before I get into it all, I want to preface this post with this: I love my job. No, I love my career. It is a satisfying thing to know you have finally found your niche.

My field, however, is very dependent on other people. There are times when you have no control of what happens. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work, things don't go your way.

This is what is going on with me right now. I am working on a project for a VERY worthy not-for-profit agency. I have been pitching interesting story ideas to media outlets across the country - all to no avail. It is incredibly frustrating to know, regardless of your efforts, things may not happen.

This frustration is compounded by the fact my co-worker has gotten a lot of media for a story that is not even a story! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

My boss jokingly said today, "You are only as good as your last pitch". Great. Thanks. I appreciate the supportive environment you have created.

I feel like I am on publicity survivor and they might vote me off the island at any time. That would be very unfortunate because I really like it there.

Also, I do not understand how a city like Vancouver does not have a more efficient public transportation system. It infuriates me every morning and I will never understand how a city will claim to be anything but second rate with a public transportation system like Vancouver's.

But I don't really have an opinion on it.

Oh, I get to go to Whistler this weekend. How exciting is that!?


Eve said...

Whistler- im sooo jelly! have fun! are you skiing?

Iris said...

I don't ski. I chalet.

Joanne said...

what's with the white on black text?;)