I have reached a point in my life where I am tired of feeling sorry for myself. I am making less than I did when I first left college. I want to be able to take my son to the beach or to the amusement park. Hell, right now just being able to visit him is a luxury.
I had an epiphany this week while driving to an assignment. Lately, I have been doing craft projects with a photography slant to them to relax, destress and detox from work.
Why not see if I could earn some spare cash. My first project was Father’s Day present for JJ’s father. I made photo coaster using ceramic tiles and various photos of JJ.
I am not sure where this will go but what do I have to lose. I even have name for them-- JJ’s Creations! I picked it so I wouldn’t forgot the reason and where the money will go.
Another avenue I am exploring is freelancing for a magazine. I know this will not be easy but I have some magazine experience thanks to my newspaper.
For years, I have written daytrippers for our Lake Magazine. A few weeks ago, the magazine was redesigned and no more day trip features. I miss writing them. They were so much fun to do and write. I got to visit some really cool places for free. And it was my fun outlet. So I am going to send some query letters out to some regional travel magazines and see what happens.
Where is all of this coming from? I am sick of being so negative, so unhappy and broke. July 1 is the beginning of a new fiscal year and I see it as a new beginning. Instead of complaining and moping, I am doing something to help myself.
To demonstrate my committment, I have set up an office space in my living room to motivate me.
My living room is definitely living up to its name. I have my large book collection on display there to give me inspiration and peace.
|My books keep me happy and sane!!|
I’ll keep you posted on how things are going but I feel really good about this. I need the extra money but don’t have the time to get a second job. But if this doesn’t work, I not ruling out a second job.
1. To be blessed with so many amazing friends!!
2. Becoming addicted to pigs in a blanket!!
3. Cleaning up and finding a storage tote full of clothes, shoes and purses. It was like Christmas!!!