Is This Even a Thing?


In the last while since I have neglected this blog a lot has changed in my life.

I got promoted in my job, my title is now Operations Engineer. I still deal in information, information and information from all sources imaginable. However, on top of that, I am now learning lots of technical back-end stuff. I have learned a lot since I accepted this position in July 2023. I still have a lot more to learn every day.

I have confidence I will be ok, but I naturally second guess myself a lot of times. Any human being would. I am proud of myself for what I have accomplished.

This still doesn’t hide the fact however that the odds are against me and my colleagues equipment-wise. We will have to do the best we can in the long haul. We’ll make it. Just. Be. Resilient.

Coming Full Circle-ish

3 years.

It’s been 3 years since I started this crazy journey to becoming an ATL-ien.

3 years since I started sending job applications out and then ultimately getting hired and starting the whirlwind that brought me and my husband to where we are now.

3 years.

While that amount of time is not so notable in and of itself, what is notable is that I have at this moment regained something which I regretted giving up to come here.

In my old job, I had weekends off. I have worked every weekend since early November 2018. Starting this week, I have Sundays and Mondays off. While it’s not the entire weekend, at least I have one weekend day off.

Someday, Saturday, Someday.

Meanwhile, I will certainly enjoy being off the exact same days as Greg again. We already have these last two days. There are many, many more ahead. Just you wait! 😊

Why Do I Do What I Do

I’m sure at one time or another in life, you have probably stopped for a second and asked yourself, “Why do I do what I do?”  All of us at one time or another might stop for a moment and reflect on who they are, what they do, what they contribute, etc.  There was a time that I asked myself this very question.

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re saying to yourself, “Is he second guessing himself?”  No, no, no.  Not in the slightest bit.  Just a mere reflection.

I have believed and am still confident that my job is important.  People turn to a TV station for many things.  The foremost thing is information.  Information about what is going on in their world.  News, weather, sports, community events, and so forth.  It’s important that the community has a voice.  It’s also very important that those who govern have their say too, but at the same time, since they serve the public interest, they need to be held accountable for the job they do in such service.  This is of paramount importance in news.

But, while you think that directing a newscast is all I do, that’s not all I do.  I have a job to see that the public is given entertainment too.  There isn’t an hour of the day on my station that I haven’t touched at one point or another in my current job.  People turn to us to try and forget the challenges of their day, to be distracted if nothing, at least for a little while.  That part of my job I take seriously as well.

You’d be right to ask yourself what brought this on.  With all of the accusations thrown around lately of “fake news,”  I have never in my life felt more strongly about what I do and who I am.  It’s important that people have essential information to make informed decisions.  That won’t change no matter what.  I’m proud of who I am and what I do.  I think you will agree.