La Casa Verde

Beginning week three in Texas I am starting to develop a sense of routine. I have reluctantly abandoned my nocturnal habits and strongly shifted to a 7-11 schedule. Work seems to quickly drift by and is only complicated now by the addendum evening rehearsals add to the end of the day. The trips back and forth from town to the house seem to get shorter as I become accustomed to the route I travel and the landmarks that inform me of my relative location to my destination.  My first explorative trip into the surrounding area was a modest success last week. I took the afternoon to drive to Palestine in search of some supplies from Lowes, I also took the time to locate the movie theater there so I can locate it easily once the summer blockbusters start to peak my interest. 

The Green House has become much less intimidating with time. Now that I’ve cleared out a rogue clan of scorpions that occupied the vacant house I walk a little easier from room to room. Last week I even started sleeping in the master bedroom, though that was delayed due to my own lack of enthusiasm when it came to clearing off the bed of my own mess that was my failed attempt at unpacking.  The dishes don’t pile near as high as they used to and the laundry gets put away in a timely manner.

For as great as this internship has been thus far I am eager to get a jump start on the next step in my career, a job. I spend my free time syphoning free wifi from the local McDonald’s while I search for job openings, fill out cover letters, and refresh my resume. So far my efforts appear to be paying off. I secured an interview with an organization in Flagstaff next week and I have a stack of applications waiting some finishing touches before they get sent out.

Life may appear to be a bit slower than I’m accustomed to but that is only on the surface. At work my time is occupied with the Reenactment of the Founding of Houston Co. preparations for the Summer Arts Workshop and developing a more visually appealing website for my employers. The next month looks to be crazy busy and I hope to come out on the other side with a wider breadth of knowledge and perhaps a strong lead on a future job. Here’s hoping I’m not sure if I’ll get a good chance to post before this mess is all said and done.


About Damon

Damon G. Taylor is an emerging artist and printmaker. Originally from Fairview, Illinois, Damon received a Bachelors of Fine Art from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Damon currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona where he works as the Program Coordinator for the Flagstaff Cultural Partners. Damon has plans to enter Graduate school in the Fall of 2014.
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