I've been unemployed for a little over a month now and, I gotta say, it feels great! I'm enjoying life a little bit more in the sense that I'm free to do my makeup and interior designs anytime I want; I get to write more; I can tend to the house and cooking on a regular basis; and I'm more patient with my family! Amazingly, I've had jobs every week doing the makeup thing and I'm starting to get more inquiries...perhaps a start to a most fruitful career? I'm giving myself some time to get my former side gigs up and running by trying to network and ask advice from those doing the freelance hustle. Still, I am a little bit anxious for what the future will hold for me as I am not in a conventional position making money. Hubby has been nervous as well but tells me that it's his turn to take care of me when the going gets tough (or is it rough?) because, after all, I was the one supporting the family when we were both working minimum wage, living in an apartment with a toddler for our 1st year of marriage. For better, for worse indeed.
Since Seattle isn't really big in the makeup industry, jobs can be hard to come by (although, I'm in the running as a makeup instructor for Tint Cosmetology School). I am still casually looking out there in case things don’t go as planned - I mean, I have to because I’ve got kids to feed! If it ever comes down to it, I intend to work somewhere more creative (although, I know the pay won't be as good as what I used to do), I do have a pretty good work background so I'm not too worried about snagging a job. And, really, I've come to realize that I'd rather be broke and happy, than rich and stressed or miserable. My sanity is important to me and I only have one life.
Mari here! Most that know me pronounce it "Mary" because of my full name (Marilou) but I've come to realize I'd like to be called "Mawry" (but it's probably too late, ya know?) ... however, I won't ever correct anyone if they say my name the latter way!