As of August 1st I will be an Arts and Culture Product Manager at Public Interactive, a subsidiary of PRI. It will be my first ever salary position, comes with great benefits, casual work environment, with the possibility of working from home in the future.
It's making me a little giddy, but I am a bit nervous, too. The start date that I've agreed to means that I won't be able to give my current employer a two-week notice like I wanted to, so suddenly (as I'm about to leave) I'm swamped with work, writing up a bunch of manual and procedures that will help them train the next customer service monkey. It's tedious work but it's the least I could do.
The nicest thing about getting this job is the fact that I don't have to worry about how I'm going to pay my student loans. I'll be able to pay them, and then some, which means that as long as I'm good at this job and am able to keep it, I can start saving for bigger things (like a better piano...what, did you think I was going to say 'a house?' Well, maybe that, too, later) in my future.
So where does this put my Suzuki piano teaching? I think I will continue to advertise and maybe get some students around my work hours. I'm still very interested in teaching Suzuki piano, and I'm not willing to drop it after all the energy I've put into it. Plus I know I'll be good at it, and doing things that I'm good at makes me like me, and who in their right mind would say no to that?
If anybody is interested in what Public Interactive does and what I will be doing for them, ask and I shall deliver.
"Getting so much better all the time..."