by Jimmy Jacob on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - - 1 CommentTwitter
I know what y’all are thinking: Jimmy is whipped like a muthafu*ka.
I’ve been gone for a while now and I will try to quickly tell you why:
1. I’m A Little Uninspired
It’s not that I have nothing to say. I’m just happy…which is a blessing if not a curse at the same time. If you’re a writer, being happy is not conducive to your best work. Chaos made me hungry and now stability has made me full. It’s not to say that I have not been writing on my personal downtime. In fact, I have been writing something I thought I could never do.
2. I’m Finally My Own Boss
A while back, I was talking about going off the grid and how my friend Manny got a great screenwriting gig. Well that same friend invited me out to Ink Drinks, which is a monthly group for industry writers at a bar in Toronto. During one of those outings, I met up with a few producers, which led to an opportunity where I was paid and commissioned to write a horror remake for them. It was enough money that I was able to quit my job and finally focus on an actual writing career. So now, all of my creative energy has been put into that.
3. Relationship Transitioning
So I know a lot of you have been wondering about what has going on with Sabrina and I. We’re still going strong, although I can’t say it has been the best of times. Things took a hit in our relationship back in October when her job ended her contract at her position. You see, she originally moved to Toronto temporarily to take over a position for someone during maternity leave, but now that we have started a relationship and moved in together, she had to give in her notice for her permanent Montreal job as well. That wouldn’t have been such a problem if finding a job in Toronto wasn’t as difficult as Lindsay Lohan’s The Canyons getting into a respectful film festival.
So there was a lot of worrying and before my big screenwriting gig, there was a lot of guilt and resentment that took over. It’s a shame that financial independence can play so heavily on the success of a relationship, but thankfully I was able to get her my same position I left at my old job and now I can take care of her financially with the money I’m making from my script.
Also, we have finally transitioned into a new level into our relationship. When it comes to describingus, it pretty much plays out much like how Celine and Jesse’s relationship in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Before we started dating, we were always constantly in the throes of idealized physical passion. Now that we’ve moved past the honeymoon period and that we’re older, we also have annoyances with one another that don’t invoke the passion that brought us together. It’s quite the balancing act and although it is slightly disappointing to know that physical attraction and intensity eventually give ways to tolerance and friendship in every relationship, I wouldn’t trade it in for anything else in the world….even a life long supply of poutine.
So that’s what has been happening with me. I will be here periodically, however if you want to catch new daily blogs, go to onlinepersonalsfaq.com . Many of you don’t know this, but Personal Facts, started out as an experiment at my job. It was a dinky little blog used to help out my web firm. However, when they weren’t getting the results they wanted, they took it off my daily tasks and since then, I used Personal Facts as my own my personal blog. Now that I got Sabrina in as a writer at the web firm, she’s going to need some help getting it off the ground as well.
I will be writing my first blog for her tomorrow and she writes all the reviews for the dating sites. Please follow Online Personals FAQ on Twitter HERE and we will both be responding to tweets and questions. Since I’m finished my second draft of my script, I have a lot of time on my hands.
Glad to be back and looking forward to getting reacquainted with you all.