In the years after I gave up on the film industry, I needed a career where I could earn enough money to support my new family. My wife and I had a one-year-old with another child on the way. Living in Vancouver BC made things even more difficult. The cost of living was high and would only go higher. I needed a solution to this problem.
My solution was to get a dirty job. Working in retail wouldn’t work for me, and I had no real skills. The film industry didn’t earn me anything marketable.
I moved back to Prince George where I grew up and got a job at a restoration company. The job comprised me working long hours cleaning up messes. If a house flooded or burnt up, then we would clean up the mess.
It was a hard, stressful job where I spent a lot of time away from my family. It wasn’t a career my sixteen-year-old self would be doing. I cleaned up sewer backups for a living.
After years of working in the field, moving from a laborer to a crew supervisor, I moved into the office estimating the jobs. After seven years of working the job, a slowdown in the industry forced me to reevaluate my job options. In short, I got laid off.
This was the longest career I worked at, the one where I grew the most as a person. It is one where I have no interest in going back to.
This journey is not something I can do alone. It takes support from many people for it to become a reality. The easiest way is to visit my Amazon Author Page and purchase one of my books. They are available in all countries and for free in Kindle Unlimited. I have a tip jar set up at Ko-Fe, where you can buy me a coffee. Or you can also visit me on Facebook. Your help and support are much appreciated.