Monday, November 16, 2009

Transitioning...in this economy what!!!!

Right now I work 3 jobs: my full time gig (foster care agency), my part- time job (child therapist), and my music gig (Green Tea). My goal has been to have my music be my full time career. So this year I decided that this year would be it and I've prepared all along the way. I've paid off my credit cards and other bills.  I put in my notice to my job that I'd be resiging and be up and out by the end of the year.


 Immediately when I did it, I felt a relief like a weight had been lifted. I feel like now is my time and that I'll never know how far I can go until I really give it my full attention. I've tried to do it all, but I realize  that with doing everything at once my energy is drained and I don't have time to focus on my craft. You wouldn't believe that as soon as I made up my mind, I had folks say WHATTTT!! in this economy ...yes in this economy. I had others offer me jobs during this and that...even one for 70, 000k. I won't lie, I was even tempted to take that job. Then I remembered my purpose.

I wasn't resigning because of the money. I was resigning because I want to be paid for what I truly enjoy....thats singing. I can't even express what the opportunity to give of my gift means and I didnt' want to waste another minute working for someone elses vision instead of my own. I want to know that I tried and I gave it my all. I don't want to be 30 or 40 and say well I wish I would've...or I could've. I feel as though I'm young and I can always find a job...but right now my focus is on my dream and putting my energy towards it to make it happen. Faith without works is dead...so I'mma about to work it.
       I refuse to continue to work for someone else while my dream is steadily dying on the inside.

4 comments:

TwinSpirit said...

Your words resonated deeply with me...I am an artist who has transitioned back into the corporate world after 15 wonderful yet financially trying months attempting to focus mainly on my music. Its funny that during the time period in my life that I was making the least amount of money I found the most joy in my comings & goings. I must be honest my financial obligations & responsibilites did become a bit overwhelming and thus prompted my return to the workforce. I have been in love with & actively pursuing this music thing for 14 years (showing my age now), life has often gotten in the way of my dream but has also been my major source of inspiration. Kudos to you for having the courage to follow your dreams & Thank you for reminding my why it is imperative that I not get discouraged & lose sight of my dreams...thank you for my cup of Green Tea :-)

SoulUK said...

Much respect for having the self belief to give up your job and pursue what you truly love doing.

I hear people every day saying 'I wish I could do this...' or 'my dream job would be...' (i'm one of those people lol) but then carrying on with the 9-5. It takes guts and determination to just say 'you know what, i'm not doing this anymore, i'm going to pursue my dream'.

Best of luck (although I know 'luck' dosn't have that big a part in it!)

Green Tea said...

Thanks souluk..that means alot... so much

The Dark Room Company said...

read this blog last night...

it really inspired me...