I’ve been working full-time at the law firm for just over two years and for the last year and a half I have been working two to three additional jobs. This was no easy task, but I refuse to be a starving artist and I refuse to throw my dreams away for the sake of security. Plus, I’m not going to throw away the college education that cost nearly a fortune. It was manageable (by no means comfortable) up until January. Not including the hours of commuting or hours of preparation outside of rehearsals/classes, I was working roughly 70 hours a week. There were days where if I didn’t eat while I was walking my pup or driving to my next job, I went without dinner. Other than trying to fight the hanger (it really only happened a couple times) and watching everyone around me get knocked out from the stomach and flu viruses that were going around, most of January and February is a blur to look back on. It went by so fast – thank goodness.
A lot of people ask me how I feel now that I have significantly less hours with my day-job, and I always respond, “I feel like a human being.” I now have the time, energy, and motivation to do yoga, cook meals, clean my apartment, get a decent night’s rest, squeeze in an ounce of fun, and cross things off of my To-Do List that have been there for over a year. Oh, and write a blog post more than once every three months. It’s the simple joys. I feel healthier, stronger, more organized, more creative, more relaxed, and more balanced.
I’m also able to dive into new projects with all my extra time. I’ve got some exciting things in the works! Stay tuned!