And for the first time in quite a while, things are looking up. It looks like I'm going to get an opportunity to go to broadcasting school in under a month's time! Essentially my grandmother has decided to aid me with my career - apparently for these last several years, she'd been helping my uncle and then my cousin and now that she's gotten them where they want to be, apparently it's my turn. I'm still kind of in shock about the whole thing.
She asked me to figure out what I "really" want to do for a career. Now of course, the answer is that I want to be a professional writer. However, I was able to get the gist here - she wanted me to choose something I want to do but that has a bit more financial stability to it. So, after weighing my options and looking at the relatively short list of things I'm interested in doing (writing, theatre, film, game design and broadcasting), the answer was pretty clear. The one thing I'm pretty sure we're still going to have for quite a while is television. Even though it's progressively merging with the web, I'm thinking technology is at the point that we're probably going to be making shows the same way for quite a while regardless of what medium we put them on. And they'll always need people behind the scenes.
So, I'm aiming for a career in broadcasting. I'm interested in both TV and radio, but I'm thinking I'll probably end up leaning more towards TV. We'll have to see.
But the writing most certainly isn't going to be left at the wayside! I've also found that I'm actually at a point that I WANT to write, a state that I've had a hell of a time trying to reach in the past but which now seems to be coming much more easily.
So basically, I have now managed to reach a point in my life at which I have occasion to be very excited and exceedingly happy. These are feelings I haven't really had for quite a while, and I'm trying to remember how they work, but with a bit of luck I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. There are individuals who at different times - largely just by their existence and their wonderful tendencies to be themselves - either have in the past or are now helping me tremendously with this process. If you're reading this, you know who you are. :)
It's a remarkable thing to wake up one morning and realize your life is about to suck substantially less than it has for some time. For the first time in ages, I'm looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.