A few months ago, I received a phone call from an owner of another animal company in the business. He expressed interest in hiring me to run his office, but at the time, I was very content with just going to school. My days were filled with studying and trashy daytime television. It was the best mix of chaos and relaxation that could have ever falling into my hands. And although SS was extremely jealous that I was doing that, he tolerated it.
As much as I enjoyed my time off work, I couldn’t realistically continue to do that. Since the fear of starting a new job was more overwhelming than I wanted to handle, I decided it best to at least stick with the field in which I was familiar. Animals in the entertainment business. That was my whole life for more than eight years, so I decided to call him back.
I just finished my first month.
The new place is different than my last ranch. Different in so many ways. So. Many.
First of all, they are mostly known for exotics. Yes, exotics. I now currently work at a ranch that houses lions, tigers, and bears (Oh My!). When I get to work every morning, I can hear the lion grunting – perhaps trying to remind the trainers it’s breakfast time?
It’s been a really tough month. A huge eye opener. I’ve learned that I’m tougher than I thought I was. Work from 8a-5p and classes from 6p-11p. Some nights I just want to pass out dead tired after class, and some nights I just want to keep going. But then at 6:30a the next morning, I want to pull my eyeballs out because the sun is just too bright.
Here’s to another job. And to another quarter of school.