Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Employed and Miserable to Unemployed and Loving It
Three years ago, I had dreams of working a 9-7 (the new 9-5) job in the online webspace.
Today, I have dreams of waking up after 10am, hitting the beach and enjoying life.
It's been six months since I was laid off
, and to be honest, I'm not in a hurry to go back to work full-time.
I busted my ass going to school, working 40+ hours a week, and not having any fun in the process.
I'm extremely grateful for all the things I have accomplished in the last three years.
I was blessed with the opportunity to travel the States, covering everything from the Essence Music Festival to the NBA All-Star game and even the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials.
But with those opportunities come long hours, lots of stress and not much of a social life.
I'm making half of what I made when I was working full-time and I couldn't be happier.
No, I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth so I have to make my own money freelancing to pay the bills.
How long do I see myself rebelling from "the man" and not working a full-time job?
We shall see.
Till then, surf's up.