i've mentioned several times before that ryan and i have been working in the theatre industry in various capacities for many, many years. it's a deep passion that we both have and we're glad that it's something we share and can do together. so, we couldn't let today pass by without taking a moment to say happy national techies day!
this year's national techie day is extra special for us. initially i wasn't planning on sharing this on the blog, but since today is national techie day i couldn't resist. last night i was officially sworn in as a full member of the stage hands union (international alliance of theatrical stage employees). ryan has been a member for over a decade. he is also the treasurer, chair of the education committee, and sits on the executive board. he has been encouraging me to join for a very long time, but i've always found a reason to put it off. i worked as a causal (non-member) in the past and for the last year have worked as an applicant going through the long process to become a member. i'm thrilled to say that after exactly 10 months (to the day) i completed my (very long) application/evaluation/interview/test/approval process and i'm now a full member. i got sworn in at last night's meeting in front of the body and it brought a little tear to my eye to look over at ryan sitting behind the head table beaming with a smile ear-to-ear as i recited my oath. he said "congratulations!" after we were finished and i thought to myself "finally!" we both thought it was a neat coincidence that i became "official" just in time for national techies day!
techies often go unnoticed, so in honor of today, thank a techie for all of their hard work behind the scenes to make things happen!