Living the Dream?

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*This is the last post in a series. Check out the first, second and third posts!

After moving to Los Angeles, the first thing I did was make use of the computer. I was looking for jobs and temp agencies like a crazy woman. I had an apartment maybe a quarter of the size of my place in Ohio and almost twice the rent. I needed to work – and fast! I found work here and there eventually. I used my savings and cashed in some stocks to pay the bills. Finally, I found a temp job that became permanent and started to exhale a bit. I was totally enjoying this new city now and beginning to settle in.

The only issue is I hadn’t found a job in my field yet. It took two years for me to get into the company where my HR friend worked. I was patient because I really wanted to work there. Sure I applied other places but this place was my goal. After about 4 interviews, I finally landed a job where I wanted to work. I have been with that same network now for over 7 years now and I’m so happy that my persistence paid off. The original goal was to work in entertainment television in New York or Los Angeles. Mission Accomplished!

While settling in to L.A . I met a young man through our local alumni chapter. We became friends and would hang out with the rest of our alumni friends on a regular basis. We all had the best time. Then the man and I started going to the movies and dinner on our own. After a while we just started hanging out together all the time. Everyone always thought we were a couple but I maintained that we were just friends. I mean, he’s a year younger than me and an inch shorter than me. Wouldn’t work out, right?

Over time, we built this great friendship that I’m so thankful for. If I’m being honest, I knew the minute I met him that he would be special to me. I just didn’t know how. Years later, we started dating and it was just easy. He already knew me. I didn’t need to be cute all the time (though I tried). I didn’t have to send my representative and wait for the comfort to kick in. It was instant comfort. Eventually we took the leap and got married. Through that joint venture, we’ve produced an amazing little boy.

Who knows what’s to come! Setting new goals now.  I’m looking forward to writing the rest of our story together.

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34 Responses to Living the Dream?
  1. This Cookn' Mom
    November 15, 2011 | 7:50 am

    You are living the dream! Hard work and persistence always pays off.
    You and your husband are so beautiful together. Your son is the perfect combination of both of you.

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:31 pm

      thanks so much!!

  2. Optimistic Mom
    November 15, 2011 | 8:10 am

    Beautiful story. I am glad you showed that you can look beyond things like age and height to be happy. I know many singles who won’t date someone because of things like that.

    Nice pics!!

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:31 pm

      it took me a while to get there but I am sooo glad I did!

  3. Natalie
    November 15, 2011 | 9:04 am

    Look at you living your dreams…I’m glad you were persistent and got what you wanted. You’re living proof that hard work and dedication to pay off 🙂

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:31 pm

      thanks Natalie!!!

  4. fayreneanderson
    November 15, 2011 | 10:51 am

    here I go again……….What a handsome grandson We have.

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:32 pm

      thanks Mom! I agree, he is pretty handsome!

  5. kathy
    November 15, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    your little man is so cute! love his outfit 🙂

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:32 pm

      thanks so much!

  6. Weather Anchor Mama
    November 15, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Hi Cam!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my site. It’s quite refreshing to come across your blog. Your baby boy is absolutely adorable. If I had a boy, I would want to dress him him just like that. You have a beautiful family. Can’t wait to read more. You mention you work in TV! Where? So do I!

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much! I work for a cable network in LA! How cool that you work in the same crazy industry!

  7. Mimi
    November 15, 2011 | 1:28 pm

    I loved the ending! How perfect.

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:33 pm

      thanks Mimi!

  8. Mrs. Pancakes
    November 15, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    This was such a good series..isnt it amazing how some decisions can change your life forever!!! The little man is too cute…the hat is adorable
    On him!!

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Cari
    November 15, 2011 | 7:00 pm

    I loved the series. Yeah, I’d say you are living the dream, awesome. And you guys make cute kids, he needs an agent!

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      Yay! Glad you liked it! LOL at he needs an agent!

  10. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm
    November 16, 2011 | 4:28 am

    A great life story! I’m so impressed the way you followed your career goals and made it happen 🙂

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:34 pm

      Aw, thanks Lisa!

  11. Denise
    November 16, 2011 | 8:07 am

    your little family is too cute 🙂
    i think that’s the best way to find the right person for you – by being friends first. i enjoyed learning a little bit more about you!

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:35 pm

      Thanks Denise! Being friends first has definitely worked in our favor!

  12. Audrey
    November 16, 2011 | 10:16 am

    What an awesome story. Having a spouse who is such a special friend is key to lifelong happiness.

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:35 pm

      Thanks Audrey! I agree with you!

  13. Stesha
    November 16, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    Everyone needs their own fairytale and you have yours. I love that you guys were friends first. It’s seems so foreign to hear others say that they’re not friends with their spouse. Hmm. How does that work out? Your son is so adorable. Love his hat!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:36 pm

      A fairytale, huh? I’ll take that! Thanks!

  14. Angela Johnson
    November 17, 2011 | 8:44 pm

    Love the Story. I am glad you to the chance to live out your dreams. It is so important to do those things instead of being young. It sounds like your dream came with extra benefits. When you follow destiny God makes the end result even better.

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:36 pm

      Absolutely – God makes the end result awesome!

  15. Rose's Daughter
    November 18, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    I had to go back and read all of the posts in the series, but it was great! Good to know where you came from!

    • Cam
      November 22, 2011 | 9:36 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  16. Cam
    November 22, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    Funny how that works out, huh?

  17. Jenni
    February 16, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    Love this series! I worked in tv news for 10 years as director/technical director. I fell out of love with it. I’m now working with a adult literacy non-profit. I’ve found my calling!! No matter what the road looks like to get us there, it’s such a blessing to be able to live your dream!

  18. SWTOR Crafting Guide
    March 4, 2012 | 6:10 am

    Wow, this read gave me the chills out of the others in the series… glad that people here are living the dream.. there is no sadder time when you realize that you haven’t lived your life to the fullest, or so it seems.

  19. BernettaStyle
    April 20, 2012 | 5:50 am

    Awesome story! I am still waiting for my dream job. That’s why I love Blogging, you get to meet so many interesting people! Love your story. God Bless.

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