I really haven’t been keeping up with this blog much for the same reasons that I still haven’t completed any of the new, shiny video games I bought with my hard-earned adult money: I’m too busy living an active and fulfilling life in order to do fun things anymore.
Sadly, due to a number of things outside of my control, the full-time job I mentioned finally getting in the edit of my previous entry was something that I had to walk away from. I was lucky enough to almost immediately find a long-term substitute band director position for a local high school, so I’m currently able to keep eating at least until the end of October.
However, like any great musician, the eternal question remains and haunts me like the ghost of an unwelcome mother-in-law – “what’s next?” Thus, my job search continues.
It has certainly been quite a journey thus far, filled with ups and downs that I never would have foreseen for myself a year ago. While the process of applying for jobs has been reduced to the submission of a lengthy digital form for most places, the interviews themselves have proven to have all been very interesting experiences. Some of these have stood out more than others in terms of the actual process, the expectations of the job, and pure weirdness.
Take a journey with me, bros.
Saxophonist, educator, arranger, composer, and now enthusiastic blogger.