Poor chap having difficulty sleeping. Checked on him and Emmie before leaving, both not awake or interested in the world. But just in their respective dreams. And me eager to get to the office and tackle these labs, the hypothetical scenes and circumstances where I would offer services to clients with certain setups. Meant to test me, somewhat, but as well meant to see how I’d react, see where my familiarity with the tech of this AE act is. And I see it developing, getting stronger, becoming more fluid and fluent in my words and language. Of course I’m not a Sales Engineer, and I’ve actually been told don’t get too hooked on the tech side of things, go up to the cliff but don’t jump off. But, what if I were to be a mock-SE? An AE that’s as equal parts SE as he is AE? My mind goes in a million different hurdles and poses, mold and directions with this story, the one I’m writing… the acronyms used to scare the shit out of me, but now…. No. Not at all. I’m excited and delighted and feel divinely and highly invited.
Two more labs to go. With these last two I’m going to get a bit more creative, less focused on beating whatever price tag is on the current service of the hypothetical client and focusing on the value of what we do here at Sonic with our consultancy approach. I remember Field Sales, all those days in the field walking up and down the Avenues and Streets of SF wit the team, and hearing all the conversations at the door. This is still very much that face to face interaction… Field Sales and that tell as Supervisor outlined all this understanding of AE life and the overlap with SE practice. All it is, really, at least in my application, is product familiarity. And there’s a diversity to our menu that enlivens my steps.
New Year’s Eve, eve of what. I’m already quite deep into my plan, into my principle motion and mode. 9:20 in the morning but I de-emphasize time, and what it does to me, how I see it. The Mike Madigan character re-written, and put to page differently. Thinking of going out, working offsite, mimicking the setup I’ll have when I leave the office. With the other AAE leaving, there’s more focus on me. Which I am only pleasurably and lovingly shoved by. Write more like Kerouac I tell myself, bottomless from the bottom of my mind, my character and immediate form.
Get grades turned in, soon. Maybe even tonight. Start drawing next semester’s outline. And rubric—or no, don’t use any rubric. Why did I think I would? Have everything be truly about READING and writing. Expression and narrative, have that bleed into this AE role more, and wine as well. This new year so much to happen and within the first half. Like what I ask myself. I know what. I know precisely WHAT.
Logging every thought in the moment as it presents itself to me and not doing anymore doubletakes. Everythought, one word as I disregard every grammatical and syntactic inhibition and rule. Would get on the phone now, but I need to follow these ideas and thoughts, musings and notes, wherever they go…. The location, this office and what I do in it… Sonic, a character that’s like some character blend idealism. I mean, here I am, being the most ME that I’ve ever been and…. Should get on phone, call at least ten businesses, just wish them a happy new year or something, just check in. It’s not cold-calling if you don’t sound that way—but this is boring, writing about that. What should I do… starting to get bored and tired and frustrated with my sentences.
Get out of the office, a voice says. Go somewhere.
I have no idea. Just keep writing, keep thinking… telecom, being a Sales Engineer, and learning more of the tech, what used to scare me to death’s door and table but now realizes me and convinces my character of more action, more pursuit of curiosity. I was told recently to stop doubting myself when it comes to tech, and certain corners of my AE story. So I see the unlock-er as movement itself. That is what will make anything and everything happen.
You know what, I am going to go for a drive. Work from a Starbucks or something. Practice doing it now otherwise when I’m forced offsite it’ll be too much of a shock. It’ll be like me working for my blog, for me, my company… finally. The P-O-Z Agency. Everything that’s embodied and entailed in its composition. Produce On Zoom…. Or ‘Passion Only Zeal’. Something like that, or maybe not make it an acronym. Have enough of those in my life already, in this AE put.
Made a call, going to make another…. And, look for a certain type of company, find a way in… test my “networking” aptness and acuity, movement and versatility. Found a lead, in a certain industry. Researching now… I should have research done by the time I get to office, but I won’t be having to ‘get to office’, before too long. Going to go offsite in a bit, to coLAB. Try and negotiate a rate, some deal, some something. Use that as my base…. More ideas. Maybe they need connectivity. Getting ahead of myself, and distracted. Get your office, and motion and speak from there.
Day, off the ground. The new year, already here. I’m not waiting. For anything. Intensifying, Amplifying, and Diversifying my prospecting, business, principle approach in the AE life and everything. No editing, only writing… only lines, only composition, only positive pulse and progression. Looking for new projects, new approaches in every turn and every inquiry. So now, more. More of everything. Need a break, but a break to produce, not stop in production. EVER. Engineering self to a new self maybe but one more with altitude and vocal, hunger, an utter absence of apprehension.