Wow. This must be 33 – you blink and before you know it, 6 months has gone by and your goal of creating and maintaining a blog in 2017 is 50% toast!
So let’s start again.
Hi. I’m Kulali. I worked freelance in TV for 10 years and have been burned out on it for around the last year or 2. I like to think of myself as the logistical, methodical person who can bring organization to creatives. I don’t tend to think of myself as particularly creative, despite almost always having a project or 2 in the works.
This year was slow in the freelance world and I found myself searching for something new. I started moonlighting as an assistant wedding coordinator, which is delightful and fun, but not consistent or lucrative enough to stand on its own. I dallied in events, which again, was a joy, but can’t even begin to pay the bills living in a city like Los Angeles. I returned to TV briefly, which was cathartic as it involved both the very best (greatest people ever) and the very worst (high stress, long hours, crazy schedules) of that world, and solidified the niggling gotta-get-out feeling into necessity. And now I have taken a full-time position in order to try to have dinner with my husband every once in a while, and reclaim some sanity and consistency in my life.
Because guess what?! In amongst all of this, we bought a house. In LA… in a highly inflated housing market… in my worst financial year since my mid-20s. Never mind all of that – this house makes me absurdly happy. I genuinely wish I could be home all of the time. I am yet to get bored in this house and we moved in in early May. I love it. SO. MUCH.
So I guess it’s the buying-a-house and starting-a-new-job-with-an-excess-of-computer-time, and much more recently the adopting-a-dog (Sophie!) that have slowed me down from writing in this blog. But I do have things to say. So let’s see if I can get this train back on the tracks.
I’m going to optimistically say… I’ll see you soon. 🙂