I think it would be a massive understatement to say that things have been crazy busy. Financially things are tight as always but this doesn't seem to bother me nearly as much these days as it did in the past - which is either a bad thing or a good thing. :)
I have learned a LOT in the last several months - about the broadcasting business in particular and about myself in general. I think one of my problems in the past was that I never truly believed I was the type of person who could pro-actively get things done, despite anything I might actually have accomplished.
But that is changing. I'm realizing that hesitation to do most things I want to do is nothing more than fear of the unknown - which is utterly ridiculous. There is NO reason to fear the unknown. Any monstrously bad situations my brain likes to conjure up are nothing more than smoke and mirrors - I can tell they're illusions because THEY HAVEN'T HAPPENED. The realization of this is a very good thing.
So, what am I up to?
I'm interning at a TV production house and a radio station. I may quite possibly be about to get hired part-time at the radio station! They also seem to be impressed with my skills in the art of Audiomancy, which I'm hoping will lead to greater things.
And, as if that weren't enough, I have a book coming out.
I'll say that once more, because some days I have trouble believing it myself:
I HAVE A BOOK COMING OUT!
Yep, it turns out that book of monologues I've been carrying around with me since the late 90's is going to be published later this year. I can't even describe how exciting the whole thing is.
The book is called Abduction Etiquette and it will hopefully be out by some time in August if we can get enough pre-orders for it. Want to own a copy? CHECK IT OUT: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/JRyan.html
And of course I'm still working on the blog ( http://jimyesthatjim.com ) and various podcasts.
About a year ago things were pretty much at a standstill. Now, I'm juggling several more tasks than I thought I ever could. And I'm enjoying every minute of it. :)