Mike Reyes, aka Mr. Controversy, has considered himself a writer ever since he was a child. He wrote for various school publications from about 1995 until 2006, and currently runs both The Bookish Kind and Mr. Controversy, which is an offshoot of the regular column he wrote in High School. He's also authored several short stories such as "The Devil's Comedian", "The Devil v. George W. Bush", and most recently "Wait Until Tomorrow". He resides in New Jersey. Any inquiries for reprinting, writing services, or general contact, should be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier, I had written a rant about my then current lot in corporate life. ("I believe you have my" Life") In it, I talked about my misfortunes in finding a new job and the seemingly unceremonious end to the job I currently hold. Well, I'm happy to say I've been brought onto the very ark I was building. Things are in process for me to join the new company by the end of the summer. Even though I bitched about being left behind, I feel bad about it now because I've been taken back into the fold. (Plus I'm trying to cover my ass and make sure no one thinks I'm ungreatful for this opportunity.)
Whether I had this new job lined up or not, it's been an interesting almost year. (My anniversary here is June 25th.) I've met new people, had corporate ups and downs, and it's been quite an experience. Making contacts, learning the business, and having those days where I didn't even want to leave the warmth of my bed. It's the experience any of us have had with our jobs, but it's those very experiences that make us grow as people. They make us strive for excellence and make us go out there and find what we really want in life, while at the same time helping us remember that what we have for now isn't so bad either.
Like the song says, "you can't always get what you want." Until I can, I'm going to enjoy getting what I need.