Sunday, October 18, 2009

A smooth transition (Kind of like ex-lax, but without the mess)

So much to tell! My transition from "small town living" to "city life" has been great. I haven't been able to update in a while. One of my roommates has left for a national tour of "Little House on the Prairie". If it comes to a city near you.... check it out... it's great. When he left he took a few of the luxuries out of his name so it took us a minute to get them back. So I bought a bad "A" 50 inch Samsung TV, turned the HD cable back on, and re-connected our apartment to the internet.

You're wondering... 50 inch TV? Well... I decided to buy myself a present. You see... I GOT A NEW JOB! I am now an Admission Counselor for a university here in Manhattan, The New School. I will be recruiting for their graduate programs for The New School of General Studies, Milano, and Social Research. I met one of the Directors of Admissions of The New School back in March on my first ever NYC visit. I have kept in contact with him since. He passed my resume on to several people and it finally caught someone's eye. They contacted me, asked me to apply for the position, offered an interview (which I rocked by the way), then offered me the job which starts tomorrow. This has all happened over the past two weeks. I'm REALLY looking forward to it. More to come about the new job once i've fallen into it a little more.

As for working at Serendipity, it's coming to an end... in a way. They've really enjoyed me working there and I've enjoyed it just the same. Everyone that works there is full time, but they told me if I wanted to still work for them on a "fill in basis" that I am more than welcome to. So once I get in the groove of my new job, I may fill in every now and then just for some extra cash. I'm excited about my new job, but I am going to miss working with the people there. I'm leaving just as I was beginning to establish some good friendships. But, I'm sure those will keep it going. Some of us have become regulars at a local karaoke bar called Iggy's. If you know me, you know I love me some karaoke. Especially here since it's pretty much my only "artistic" outlet. And yes... I own it here just like I own it back home. Ha Ha.

So I had an another audition. This time it was for a runway show. There was a specific dress code. Get this... Matt Morgan, all six feet for inches of me, in a fitted v-neck t-shirt and some skinny jeans. The audition took all of about 30 seconds. I walked into a room full of people, stated my name, walked from one end of the room to the other, received some thank yous, and was told that I would be contacted, which hasn't happened. I've taken that as a no which is ok with me. Again... to get to experience these things is just as good to me.

I've had a couple of chances to sign up for a class at the Upright Citizen Brigade, which is the improv school I came here to attend. Classes have been full, but by keeping an eye on the website with the help of my friends, Peaches Clanton and Ashley Baker, we have found a few slots open from time to time. Though a few have opened, I didn't act on them. The reason why is because I don't want to rush things. I've been talking with my roommates and wondering if I'm not doing things fast enough, like auditioning and so on. They responded with a great point. I've only been here 3 months! I have plenty of time. I've already done so much. I found a job my third day here, did some camera work, had two auditions, AND have already moved into a better job with a salary, vacation, and benefits. I'm doing just fine. My theme for 2009 was the title of a Jason Mraz song, "Make it Mine", and I've done just that. I feel that I'm just gonna take the last few months of this year to continue to take it all in. The working title for 2010 is "2010... time to dig in!" -Booya!

I think that's about it for now. I'm sure I'm forgetting some things and if I am... the more reason I have to post! Thanks for everyone's prayers and good wishes. Keep them coming, and I'll do the same for you!