I’ve changed my email address. As one of my beloved coworkers from AMC used to say, KSU is “taking me off the titty.” I am being weened off of student email this week. They’re updating their database, and since I’m not an active student, I’m getting the technological boot, tough email love, whatever else you wanna call it. I know I needed to put on my big girl panties and get a big girl address, but the idea was so daunting. Well, there’s no better way to embrace change than to be forced into it, am I right?
What made this even better was the fact the KSU domain, though powered through Gmail, does not allow access to any of the apps that would make data transfer easy. So, I had to go through every email I had saved and forward every message in every folder that I wanted to keep one-by-one. The experiences was very much like moving to a new house. It’s like having to completely clean-out all your closets and pack. And also like sorting through all your belongings, digging through all my folders and messages since 2007 filled me with all kinds of memories. I was reminded of a few things:
My Fridge Poems Were Awesome
If you started reading my blog before I was laid off from the cosmetics company, you missed all my fridge memos. I decided to forward all of them to my inbox, and I absolutely forgot how funny they were. I still hear about them from past coworkers, and now I remember why. Even now I love to read them!
No Wonder I’m Scared to Get a New Job
I want work. I need work really bad, but even still, I’m terrified of taking-on a new job. After looking through all my past work email folders, I realize it’s no wonder. There is not one company I have worked for that hasn’t absolutely screwed me over at least once. From discrimination to negligence to sexual harassment to stolen work to good old fashioned disrespect, I’ve seen it all. I probably have a diagnosable phobia by now.
My Writing and Voice Over Have Improved so Much!
As an artist, it’s always nostalgic to look at your past work. I love what I did in the past, but it’s amazing how far I’ve come. I mean, I wrote a novel, multiple kids books, emails, social media, card content, memorials for honour killing victims, beauty reviews and more. Wow. Seeing my voice over skills grow as I practice and train is also awesome! Practice really does make perfect, and I can’t wait to get even better!
It’s Really Time to Start My Next Book
I have no idea why I haven’t made progress in writing my receptionist book. The material is all there. Reading through the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny of my career path all at once reminds me that it’s time to compile material and make some literary magic.
Let this be a lesson to you students out there. Don’t get attached to the student email account, because eventually you shall be taken off the titty. Go ahead and get a real one.
My new email address is Prentice.Osborne@Gmail.com
RIP Jpo6201@students.kennesaw.edu. You will be missed.