So, I come to you with good news on my end
And troubling news on another end.
So I finally got a job!
Yep, that’s right.
I am an employed, law-abiding citizen
this is an old picture, but the smile matches up to the one I had when I learned that I was finally employed.
It just happened by chance, actually
I made a call to someone my mom knew
who happens to be a manager at an Easy Money location near me
Well, she asked me to come in and fill out an application
And do a math assessment for stuff that I haven’t seen since elementary school
It was tough!
But I am smarter than a 5th grader, and I only missed two out of 30 on the test, thus passing.
She made a copy of my license and told me to come in on Wednesday at 10 am!
I’m so excited to be started this new chapter of my life.
Quiet as it’s kept, I haven’t “worked” a government job for 4 years.
FOUR WHOLE YEARS.
I have done photography and school to fill in the time, I suppose
But I am happy to be able to get money for myself, as a steady form of income.
So, yay me!
On the other end
the troubling news…
My “ex” Byron (and I use the word “ex” very, very lightly) called me last week with some exciting news of his own
He said that he had gotten the lead in a play in Atlanta
Now, Byron is no actor
Never has been
He models and does promotions based on his looks
He thrives off of his looks
But all of a sudden, he is a lead in a play
A man named Michael Kane wrote a book and decided to turn it into a play
He somehow stumbled upon Byron’s MODELING page on modelmayhem, and looked up his information
He contacted him on his Facebook page, telling him to audition
Telling him that he was “perfect for the part.”
Byron happily obliges.
He shows up and is given the part
He learns that the play will be touring, with one of the eventual cities being New York, which is someone he has always wanted to go to
He learns that he will be compensated
He learns that 8,000 tickets had already been sold in advance, and the show doesn’t open until October
So good, so far.
And then he learns that the character he will be portraying is a “down-low brotha.”
If you don’t know what that is, you are probably dead.
He asks me about his choices
And then immediately decides that this will be beneficial for him
And he, of course, wants the opportunity to travel to New York above anything else.
My thing is simply this:
Why would you want to expose yourself to that kind of backlash when that is something that you are desperately trying to avoid?
Byron has always had a checkered past with the same sex.
He has always had some type of involvement with men
That was one of the reasons why things happened for us the way they did, and I am happy that they did.
He constantly tells me of his sexuality, and his “love” for women
But what is something if you have to keep trying to prove it?
Who are you really trying to convince?
I said that I would go and see the play, for a lot of different reasons
1. I just want to see how he is going to pull it off
2. I want to see how his acting is going to hold up.
3. I want to see what kind of interaction he and this other guy will have in the play.
4. I want to see the response to his role in this play.
I’m just anxious.
It amuses me (and maybe it shouldn’t, but hell, it does) that Byron doesn’t understand the significance of being told that he’s “perfect” for this part.
Why does everyone else get that but him?
But I’m not one to judge
We had our brief run four years ago
That ship has come and looooong since sailed away
I wish him nothing but the best, but I don’t think that taking on this role is the best decision for what he is trying to accomplish
But to each his own.
It is not my place or my concern anymore what Byron does.
As long as he is sure it is what he wants to do, then I’m all for it.
I will be continually updating on this as I get in the details, but something tells me that this is going to go left very quickly.