New Job, New Life

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.

Troy Larson is a father, author, and photographer from Fargo, North Dakota.

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  1. Congrats! This is a big moment and you could be headed for greatness. Invite people into your passion for it. Not the photography; but… Capturing the perfect moment in, the perfect light, so that on bad days and good a couple can see a portrait you shot at their wedding and remember their bond. Whatever type of work you are doing get into the passion of it. Share that and instead of feeling pompous you will inspire others.

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