So WHAT’S a “long time” ?? And WHAT in the world is “what I do” !??
The thing is I’ve compressed a lot of experience into my relatively “short” life. I say "short" because I still feel like a kid in a candy store surrounded by equipment and computers that didn’t exist when I first got interested.
Yet in a sense, it IS a big deal. A professional bio of every staff member is published by my employer. Although my “fancy certificates” or diplomas are few and far between, describing my “industry experience” does take up a lot of space; much more than some of my colleagues who may have higher management positions.
I would almost say I’m actually embarrassed by how much space that bio takes! Except every line of it is totally true and it has actually been condensed and updated many times.
I also always say that during that “long time” I have worked with the absolute best people in THEIR specialty. That goes for the present, too.
I have been lucky to have been a “sponge” around people who are smarter than me, and took a little of their knowledge and experience and stuck it in the back of my brain.
I also have a very wide range of experience and interests, and my job is my hobby.
People with common professions or interests are my friends, and I learn something new on a daily basis thanks to them.
Life as a Broadcast Engineer who dabbles in the local music scene isn’t ALL fun and games though. Sometimes there’s actual work involved and it’s not a perfect world either.
But if you happen to come across that “LONG BIO” of mine in your travels across the internet, it’s not bragging! Not really, because I’ve lived through every single minute of those “adventures.” (You’ve probably had a few yourself I’d like to hear about.)
Meantime, I’m actually grateful to friends and co-workers who tap into MY brain on a daily basis.
It’s a cool thing being a resource to the best people in the industry for something I’ve done myself “for a long time.”