Change is hard and scary and exciting…and waiting is so hard!
I am going through some work related changes and have had to make some decisions on what I want to be when I grow up (ignoring the fact that I’m already a grown up who is turning 36 next week). I have interviewed for some amazing opportunities and now I’m waiting for follow up.
I have always been an impatient person. I hate the the saying “good things come to those who wait” because I want it now!
If you can’t tell, I may like being in control and while I know the time frames I was given for hearing back I want them to call me now! I want that certainty that if I turn down an offer because I really want that other job that that other job is going to come through or an equally amazing opportunity will present itself. I want the security of knowing that am contributing to my families financial security.
I am trying not to sell myself short by taking a position I am not passionate about, that is below what I would like to see for my salary, or that doesn’t offer me opportunity to grow. Ultimately I want a job that I don’t dread going to to. That doesn’t make me feel stressed when ever I think of it, and one that I am proud of; so for now I will wait.
A few weeks ago I joined a website for freelance projects. I randomly bid on a project to see how it works and actually won the bid! I literally had to make up writing samples to send the client (I didn’t have anything prepared because I didn’t think my bid would actually win) but she loved them and I got my first paid freelance gig! I wrote a blog post for a women in technology group recapping an event that they had hosted. When I initially read through the presentation I thought “what did I get myself into? I am not a technical person” but after reviewing the materials several times I was able to pull out what I thought were the key elements and in no time I had a 450 word blog post for her. The client LOVED it, actually paid me a bonus, and gave me a great review on the website! I can now technically call myself a freelance writer!
Then two weeks ago my husbands coworker hired me to redo his resume and write him a cover letter and now just today I won another bid through the website to rewrite another resume, cover letter and rewrite some e-mail responses. I think I found a nice way to earn a little extra money! It’s pretty neat that I have been able to take something I love doing and use it earn a little extra money for my family!
I’m going to go do a happy dance now.