Saturday, August 20, 2011

Carnies, Carnies, Carnies!

Yesterday I was at the carnival. I was wandering around, watching the countless numbers of people enjoy themselves on rides, playing games, and being generally merry. There was a booth with a man on stilts, teaching poi, and other circus activities. I asked him how one gets into this line of work. He smiled at me and said, "You have to let the thing that holds you back not do its job. You just have to go for it. No reservations." He went back to teaching kids how to spin poi leaving me to think about that.
That's how I've been trying to live my life for the past year and I've become a hell of a lot happier since. I took this as a sign that I should just apply. After a ride on the Gravitron and the Scrambler, I did it. They told me to come back the next day and they would put me to work. I was astounded at how easy it was, it must have been meant to be.
Today I start working and on Monday, we leave for the next town. I couldn't be more excited! Another adventure is about to begin.
I am a carny!

I'll be back in Marquette in September or October.