The big news in my life right now, and a significant factor in my lack of blogging lately, is that I got a writers' assistant job on a new show. I've been holding back on mentioning it, because apparently the way I express excitement is to act like something is no big deal, lest the source of the excitement somehow disappear and leave me feeling stupid and vulnerable. A simpler way of putting it might be that I am the sort of person who is afraid of jinxing things.
I think I also do this because for some reason I imagine it seems more modest, although I've been told that it actually makes me appear ungrateful and entitled.
But I've been working on the show for a week now, so I might as well admit it. While I hope and expect that the show will get picked up and continue, it's TV, so you never know, and I guess I should tell people about it sooner rather than later so I have more time to enjoy it.
It's a small staff, I like the people I work with, I laugh all day, and I'm free to pitch my own ideas into the ring. It's amazing how fun this job is.