Reflection

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's been a while since my last post on this blog. The month of October has been a very busy month for me. Mid-September, I took some well deserved time off work to visit my daughter Mackenna in New Brunswick. For those who don't know where New Brunswick is, it’s located on the East Coast of Canada (the Maritimes). If you don't know where Canada is, I can't help you there, and you need to go back to school. It’s been a while, almost a year, since I last saw Mackenna. My daughter is now 4.5 years old and has changed so much in just one year. I'm amazed at the things she does and says. It’s scary to realize she is no longer the little baby that changed my life back on March 9, 2003. I'm happy I made the time to reconnect with my little girl even though it was only for a short period of time.

Now I am back in Toronto, the city of grey skies, busy streets and culture at every footstep. I'm back at work. It’s the start of a new season at the community centre where I have worked off and on for the past eight years. As I'm writing this post I'm realizing I have worked here for a long, long time and nothing has really changed since the first time I stepped in this building back in September 1999. A number of bosses, kids, parents and staff have come and gone but I'm still here. I would think they would have promoted me or at least named the building after me, but I don’t think that is ever going to happen. Many people think the reason I have stayed here so long is because this is a cushy job and very convenient. I don't do much here and it’s very close to home, just a 20 minute walk down the street. The problem I have now is that I'm getting tired of working here and I need something more challenging, more rewarding, and better pay than what I'm getting now.

This month I am seriously ready to start my own business. I know I have said I want to do this before, but I am really serious this time around. I have had several interesting conversations about this with my friend Bruce. Bruce is a sculptor and co worker I have worked with throughout the past two years. He has given me a lot of useful insight on starting a business in a creative field. I have many things to do and think about, which I would not have been aware of if it weren’t for Bruce.

Posted by Tosin Matti at 10:05 AM  

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