"Hello Mr. Wye, my name is So-and-so, your career councilor. Have a seat." All said with a plastered smile that only a religiously based college could cultivate.
(insert 3-5 min of pleasantries)
I answered his series of probing questions... "I've really been into writing lately, and generally I'd like to do something creative."
"Have you thought about the advertising field," he asked.
"I really don't like the idea of manipulating people."
Needless to say that conversation didn't continue much further.
My lip malevolently curls into a smile when I remember moments like those. I never did too well under the leadership of others, in an office job, drawing inside the lines.
I knew I had to be my own boss somehow. And now, after six years of nose-to-the-grindstone work (aimlessly at times) we're celebrating our most successful Holiday Season yet, and only half of it has begun.
I am thankful to all of our supporters who help us claim this as our board meeting...
Addendum: The one job I really liked was restocking beer at the local Sam's Grocery Store. I was 13 years old and Old English was $1.25. I got to meet a lot of interesting folks.
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Photos by Keith Lane outside of the new Jon Wye Workshop.