On Tuesdays and Thursdays I volunteer at my local NPR station which is also the home of our local PBS Station KVCR.  My main duties are researching arts and entertainment events for my boss/mentor David Fleming.  David has taught me how to take PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and Press Releases and condense them to small sound bites for our calendar.  I research events that I would like to attend such as art openings, foreign films, concerts and I also pack in some fun family oriented events like apple picking at the local orchards and botanical tours.  It has been such a thrill to hear my events or rather the events I have selected and even some of my wording of such events ....on the radio!  Can you hear the  Donna Summer!  If you don't get that reference, you are missing out on a great oldie!
As if the radio was not enough, I recently got my TV break...kind of.  I was asked to help out with the teleprompter while they recorded some promos during the pledge drive.  I was sooo excited and sooo nervous.  It's not like it was rocket science but it was not something I knew how to do,  so I was worried I might screw up.  Nevertheless, the more I get to learn here, the better.  This experience has been phenomenal because even though I do have a great education and blah blah blah,  I still have so much to learn, about media, life...you name it!

Earlier in the fall, I told you that I am in a bit of a professional transition.  Transition to what?  Yo no sé exactamente... I don't know exactly... but I am hoping my next gig will be something that involves languages and media and a lot of creativity.  I love teaching español but here in Cali, teaching jobs are becoming extinct (topic for another post on another blog perhaps!) so I am spreading my creative wings.  Looking for a new opportunity can be daunting but it can also be exhilirating!
What about you? How many careers have you had? Have you found your niche?