So it’s been one year today.  I’ve been thinking about this post for a while.  Should I post about it?  Am I dwelling on the past or am I simply being nostalgic?  Should I let it go?  Should I move on?  How do I feel about it now that it’s 365 days behind me?  I still have pretty mixed emotions.

So much has changed in the past 12 months.  People I knew and worked with daily have moved on.  Initially, I was incredibly angry and I held on to it for a long time (still have a little left).  I mean, how could this have happened?  Believe me there’s a unanimous opinion about that one.  We decided to remain in the area because it’s our home.  I understand the need for most to move out of the area – that’s the accepted protocol to stay in this industry and move up; however, I wasn’t in a position where I could do that.  So I had to pick up the pieces and take a crack at it here and I think I’ve done ok for the first year.

What do I think now that I’m 52 weeks removed?  Well, there’s still a very large part of me that is saddened by it all.  I think it’s especially noticeable to me because I’m teaching a video production class right back in the same building.  Kinda heart-breaking to watch my control room be dismantled.  But when it’s all said and done, how is any negative talk going to benefit me now anyway?  I’ve moved on, but I’ll never forget.  That was my dream job.  I was doing what I enjoyed.  I essentially had no commute.  I created some lasting friendships and met so many awesome people along the way.  Some, of whom, I’m still working with these days.

I would never be where I am today and doing what I’m doing had it not been for several people who believed in me from the start.  There I was, struggling to find something in the creative industry.  No formal training in it.  A degree in Psychology.  And high hopes.  Then along came TV3 Winchester.

For 7 years I got to have my cake and eat it, too.  For 7 years, I built up a reputation that has carried me into the next chapter of my life.  I still have a passion for what I’m doing and it’s a daily struggle, but such is the life of a freelancer.  But now I have a track record behind me that’s helping me tremendously.

I don’t think I’ll soon forget the memories and experiences from my time with TV3 Winchester that have brought me to where I am right now.

The original cast and crew.

The original cast and crew.

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