SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012 I quit! I put in my two week notice at my part-time retail job. I had enough...just one short day after...I've been on a roller coaster ride of emotions, of fear, than reassurance, than back to fear again. The purpose of this blog to document my journey, failures and success being unemployed in New York....DON'T QUIT YOUR JOB WITHOUT A SAFETY NET...haha which is exactly what I've done.
This Sunday and Monday I've pretty much set out to find a way to make a source of income and figure out my next steps from here. I have been resume bombing, emailing, applying to temp agencies and whoring my freelance skills out on craigslist(why is it called "Craigs" list....Who's Craig anyway?)
Somewhere during this process...at around 2 in the morning today I started to get that "OMG what did I do feeling" this is where Moooron sets in. So I did like any natural born human being would do and I set out to a Google search. My words were something like "I quit my job with nothing lined up" In this I found my motivators...
Life Without Pants:http://www.lifewithoutpants.com/
which led me too
The Middle Finger Project:http://www.themiddlefingerproject.org
These sites have motivated me to try. If I try what's the worst that could happen? I fail and have to end up in retail again. At least I got it out of my system...If I really want it, I will try till I win. Though I don't recommend just quitting, I don't and won’t regret my choice. I was barely making anything before so what's it to me now? Luckily I have a supportive family motivating me. I do feel a little bit like a quitter but time was moving way too fast working there. I spent all this time just being comfortable at this place wasting my precious time for pennies...it's time to sink or swim. At least if I make pennies now hopefully it'll be in doing what I love.
Thanks for reading. I hope you continue to come back whoever you are...Maybe you're in the same boat. In that case it's awesome that we could do this together :)
P.S.-This is what I do
Graphic Design/Illustration/Arts and Crafts :D
The Singing the songwriting and the covers
Books That Motivate: