Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that I’ve been looking for a new job for many months, it’s a bad time to be looking for a job though and so I haven’t had much luck. I’ve not been out of work since I was 16, and so when I started my business in 2007, I carried on working either part time or full time. When I found myself suddenly out of work last year I knew I had to get another job, I never thought anything different. Now here is the epiphany moment – I had a sudden realisation recently, that every job I have had over the last 5 years has completely and utterly taken over everything and my business always gets sidelined. In fact at times it’s felt like it’s come to a complete stop as all of my energy was channelled straight into the day jobs. I decided it’s time that I stopped thinking how I need to find another job and concentrate on the job I ACTUALLY have, does that make sense?
Now, that option may seem very obvious to you dear reader, but it wasn’t obvious to me. I’ve had some incredibly shitty jobs over the years and I’ve stayed in them, no matter how miserable I’ve been, all for the security of a regular wage. My business is the job I absolutely love yet I always push it to one side for nothing more than a bit of security. What’s the point in that, what’s the point in being safe and being miserable? I’ve decided to take a chance and run the risk of being happy in my work. If it doesn’t work out and I have to go back to the normal working world then so be it, but I’m going to give it my best shot.