It’s been a journey here in the Broke Twenty-Something land this month! I’m thankful to have been busy with some things, but I’m ready to catch back up with you all! The month of July (and now into August) has been made possible by giant vats of coffee. I may need an intervention.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you just how proud I am of the special gigs I’ve taken on this summer. Directing a full-on kids show without minimal outside help has been exhausting, but rewarding. I may never work at this particular theatre again, but the kids have brightened my days and giving my days some structure.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you about all of these promo gigs I’ve been working. My agent always sends out “Hey! We need promo girls for events” emails and luckily (or unluckily), I’ve been free. It’s hard to say no to $20+/hour gigs. Totally thankful they’ve been around to pay the bills this month since I left my job. I’ve also been booking gigs on Fiver, not to mention the random gigs that have come my way from Craigslist! Also, that means you should Hire Me for something! 🙂
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you how much I’ve enjoyed spending some extra time with my nephew before he goes back to school. If I would have had a full-time job this summer, all of that hang out time would not have been possible. I’m thankful that I’m just down the road and can spend time with him. He also discovered how to video chat – trust me, I’ve seen more feet, toes, and silly faces than I ever knew I needed. He’s a keeper.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that it’s been ONE WHOLE YEAR since my sinus surgery! I know, I can’t believe it either! I’ve been 10x healthier ever since and I’m loving that I can breathe!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that getting new health insurance was A SNAP since leaving my FT job. I qualified for a great state plan that has no co-pays. I couldn’t even believe it! I’m just thankful that I have minimal health needs right now. It’s a blessing.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I love owning my time again. Not going into my FT job anymore has made quite a difference in my life. I know I’ll have to go back to working some place soon (unless I keep picking up more freelance gigs), but this break prevented some serious burnout. I know that my situation would not be ideal for everyone, but I’m grateful that I could do it.
More soon, I’ve been taking some online courses and preparing some product & book reviews that I hope to share with you all soon!