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Another reason my job is awesome

Oyster illustration for story about upcoming oyster festival hosted by Sealaska.  Melissa Griffiths
Melissa Griffiths
Oyster illustration for story about upcoming oyster festival hosted by Sealaska.

I've worked many jobs over the last decade, a little more if you count slinging pizzas in high school or feeding animals and babysitting, and this is definitely the most interesting job. It also, as it turns out, best uses my skills and talents. It also allows me to sleep in late most days. 

I guess I've had jobs in the past that allowed me to pull in some of my talents in ways outside the scope of my job description, but it's super fun to get to do the occasional illustration for the paper. It's cool to be at my desk painting a little picture for my job.

When I was younger, I had all sorts of ideas about how I would not pursue art or writing because I wanted to be employable. I guess I got lucky because having a job that actually involves things I love to do is pretty cool. It doesn't necessarily happen for everyone, but I'm glad it eventually happened for me.

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