The Day Job
Posted by consciouslybirthing
What can I say? I dislike my day job. Well.. dislike is probably an understatement! Try – disdain, detest, even dread.
I enjoy the company of my colleagues, co-workers, associates or what have you but I’m at a crossroads in life. I’ve been battling with the ‘work-a-day-job-but-I-desire-to-be-self-sufficient’ nemesis for a while now (approximately 2yrs!!).
Back in 2007 I was a retail store manager for a body care company when I had the intuitive nudge to move to Phoenix, AZ. I figured this would be my debut. Upon moving, to a suburb in Maricopa County, I realized I had not left my hometown and moved 1500miles away just to be a retail slave – so I quit my $35,000/yr job!
For years I wanted to be a ‘starving artist’ (LOL) so now was the time. My plan was not quite solid but I knew I’d have enough saved to at least pay bills for a few months. I began networking, painting almost daily and exercising two times a day (probably to keep my mind off the fact that I was so hungry *wink*).
There was a Peace Fest, in South Phoenix, that I spent my “life savings” (200 bucks!) on so that I could be a vendor. Not the smartest move but I met a ton of great artists and other vendors who gave me excellent advice and connections.
I didn’t sell ONE piece; I guess people weren’t into large, rainbow spectrum inspired mushroom-filled canvases.
Nevertheless, I had to keep a truckin’. I couldn’t let that experience re-shape my views and outlook. Eventually I connected with people who were art connoisseurs and sold quite a few pieces (*double wink*).
Eventually I moved on to other forms of self-employment such as childcare assistance (which paid so much more!) but it was taking that initial LEAP to prove to myself that I could do it.
As time went on I debated & relocated and found myself right back in the clutches of a silly retail job. Aye yi yi! Now, I’ve matured, a bit, and realize that I need to have a solid plan mapped out with room for success, error and natural disaster (haha) but I’m still the same me and hate being ‘tied-down’ by corporate America.
This time around I’m in school, educating myself on something that I love (Childbirth Education) and will open many doors for my artwork, bodywork and metaphysical work. So although I have put in my two week notice (AGAIN!), this time I have complete and total trust in the safety net.
Consciously Birthing 2009 jessica11eleven [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Posted on September 10, 2009, in Law of Attraction, Uncategorized and tagged aerieousarts, art, bodywork, Childbirth Education, consciously birthing, metaphysical, safety net, self-employment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.