It’s been snowing all day and now the freezing rain is coming down. I’ve spent my precious snow day fretting about my lack of employment, or rather, my lack of a living. Things are coming to a head and I know I need to make find a way to make money, as my old strategy of waiting until something comes my way hasn’t paid off of late.
It occurs to me that I really like thinking about work, trying different jobs and helping other people get where they want to in their work life. I like the idea of helping people find their dream job, or that little part time job that helps them earn just enough to be more comfortable, to worry less. I like the possibility of creating jobs for people with disabilities…and of helping people who want to start their own businesses.
Work has always been important to me and for years I was happiest when I had a job, or when I was freelancing. Now that my energy, stamina and mobility are more limited, I feel my choices are correspondingly more limited. But just like so many others, I still need to pay the bills.
My mental and physical health have to come first, though. Working fulltime has proved difficult in the past so part-time work is what I’m aiming for. Work I can do from home, that involves a certain amount of creativity and challenge, would be amazinq. I burned out of freelance writing, but would still enjoy doing work that involves words and pictures.
I will do my best to keep an open mind and try things that I might have overlooked in the past… and if you have any tips for getting and keeping a job, please let me know! Comb my hair and wipe the spaghetti off my face, check. Anything else?