I’ve had some good years of work and, like a lot of people, my income was horribly hit by the recession in 2008. When one’s income goes way down, the cash spent on people like me is no longer existent. I had a couple of very, very lean years. Although I knew I WOULD make it through that period, I often pondered HOW. I dug my heels in, got creative, and made it through. The last few years has been spent with that same work ethic, knowing a couple of things. For one, those economic down turns can happen in the blink of an eye. Am I trained enough, versatile enough, and sturdy enough to weather a storm. Secondly, I still need to work my retirement plan back into shape.
I’ve recently joined an linked arms with a network marketing company. Great science is easy to work with. It’s ground floor, and I’m thrilled to be part of it. At an educational session the other day, someone got up and said “Do you really want to go back to your (sorry) job on Monday morning?”
Hmm. I do. I do want to go back to my job each Monday morning because I HAVE my dream job. As a one-woman-show I have created the occupation that I desired, a hybrid of skills that keeps my day to day existence interesting.
That was a big eye opener for me. So many people get involved because they hate their day-to-day life, they dislike their mundane and meaningless job, they despise their environment. As for me…I dig what I do.
But I see the beauty of doing something differently. Doing something differently. Peace of mind comes in many forms. Peace of mind comes from…even recognizing that fact. Now I desire to back away from my dream job, even for just a couple of days a week, just to get the bank balance back to where it should be.
Juggling work and life, keeping the balls in the air WHILE walking the tightrope of life…it’s my next sport.