Hey folks. Recently I’ve had to get another job, besides the editing/proofing/virtual assistance work that I do now. I’m working in a local grocery store. This might sound crazy, because I do a reasonable amount of work, and I’m working on a good marketing tactic to increase my reach.
But I’ve been faced with the financial fact that it’s not enough, to do the things I want to do, to go the places in my life that I hope for. So I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and re-entered the “regular” working world. Now, I know this doesn’t make me unusual in any way-I know very many talents that have a ‘day job’. The point I wanted to draw, however, was that I didn’t want to do this. It meant dusting off skills I haven’t used in years. It meant a more challenging schedule, and having to work harder to keep everything in balance. I’ve put it off for a long time, and come up with reason after reason why I didn’t want to or shouldn’t just at that moment.
It meant stepping out of my comfort zone. I think that most people struggle with this at one time or another in their life. We get into ruts, comfortable and familiar, like the pair of shoes or blue jeans that you’ve worn for years, and despite the fact that your goals and dreams mean putting on the metaphorical high heels or suit and tie, we don’t do it. It’s hard, and it’s scary, and there are endless reasons and excuses why we can’t.
But, despite all the oncoming challenges, I’m looking forward to this job. I’m looking forward to the new/old experiences, and for a chance to push myself further along the path to my goals. I encourage everyone who reads this to stop thinking why and how you ‘can’t’ do something, and start thinking about how you CAN.