Today is a significant day in my life. The significance hit me as I went to the Post Office today and sent some mail. I sent checks to satisfy some old obligations and I sent paperwork to create new ones, and with that task accomplished, I’m on the brink of becoming a full-time small business owner.
I wrote about the day I found out I would be unemployed back in May, and that was not a new experience. Over 20 years in the radio industry will make anybody really comfortable with losing your gig, because it happens a lot. For the last ninety days I’ve looked for other jobs with the intention of going back to work for someone full-time if I could find an employer who was willing to take a chance on an older guy entering a new field. I didn’t find that employer.
Last week I had a meeting with my partners and we’ve agreed to go forward as a business with employees. My first official day at work for my company, Sonic Tremor Media, is one week away.
I am positive it will be very weird, the first time someone asks me what I do, to say, “I’m a publisher, author, and photographer,” rather than a radio producer or a morning show host, but that is now what I do for a living.
Now I gotta figure out how to say that without sounding like a pompous ass.