I've been given the green light to discuss the "dream job" I alluded to in my post last month where I mentioned I was moving. I've been sitting on this news for a while now, waiting for my new employer to give me the okay on telling folks about the new position, and word came down that I was cleared for broadcast. A few folks have guessed it already, given the location and the "dream job" hint.
Yes, folks, it's true. I'm going to work for the TSA. Two by two, hands of blue, all that; living the dream.
Okay, okay, kidding aside, the dream job that I have accepted is as the Associate Editor for the NRA's Shooting Illustrated magazine. I've been writing for Shooting Illustrated for two years now as a freelance author, and now I'll be moving into editing and layout as well. I'll be working on the print magazine, too, so that will be a new challenge for me, but it's a challenge I am really looking forward to undertaking.
After the black powder shoot last weekend, I stopped into the NRA headquarters to see where I'd be working and meet a few folks. Walking around the building and talking to people, the phrase I heard more than a few people use after talking to me was "you'll fit in well here". I think so. I walked into various offices and there are Pmags, miscellaneous rounds, lots of gun (print) magazines, and all sorts of various accessories, books, and posters - kind of like my desk at home where I write this blog.
I'm really looking forward to this new chapter in my life.
That is all.