Gangsta Mittens
Words combined to express thoughts. Pictures displayed to convey emotion. Opening my brain to the world.

A Different Kind of High…

Ok, first and foremost, this entry isn’t about drugs…. it’s about work…. go figure.

When i first started at XM I was AMAZED at that place. Surrounded by sooo many creative people. An environment that truly fostered and encouraged thinking outside of the box rather than merely preaching it. Back then they knew they had the most talented folks and so they gave them free reign of the place because the resulting product was so amazing. Back then we were reaching people who loved music as much as we did and it was quite amazing… and then it all went to shit. Well not to shit… but it got pretty damn bad. In the beginning i loved getting to work early and staying late. It didn’t matter, because i KNEW we were changing the world… or at least the radio world…

When the merger happened, morale sank and it stopped being fun. I admit that i stopped working as hard… didn’t want to be there as much… just wanted to do my part and get out. Many of the creative folks were gone and the days just dragged on. When i left i often thought/worried about the possibility that I would never feel that way again. I am happy to say that I may have worried needlessly.

My current job is NOTHING like what I was doing at XM. We don’t have performances and parties and get all the cool perks that I was used to.. but there is something to be said about being able to help people. I mean really help people. It’s an amazing feeling to say the least. Hopefully it’s the start of a fulfilling career.

One Response to “A Different Kind of High…”

  1. šŸ™‚ Awesome!

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