So, I found a part-time work from home job through Craigslist, and it is phenomenal! It hasn’t started yet, but I had an in-person meeting with 2 of the 3 employees and we “Zoomed” with the 3rd for about an hour. The firm is located in DC (of course), kinda far from where I live, in terms of traffic, but we only meet a few times a year. And for the first time in a long time, I really like the people. The ladies are older and wiser and just divine. They have a small number of clients whom they have had for most of the time that they have been established and I will get to be an account manager, so I am pretty stoked!
The job entails me being a Jill-of-all-trades, which is what I am best at, doing many things! I will meet with the client, help with their marketing, create a strategic plan, etc. I have been trying to use one of my Master’s for so long and have been unable to find anything. What struck me about the ad, is first off, it was a local business. Secondly, the ad contained a bit of humor. But lastly, it said that they were seeking someone whom had the skills but may have not been able to put them to work in the way that they like or basically, an underemployed person. That is the complete definition of me. I have not had many professional jobs since I have been a mom, so people immediately discount what I have to offer and all that I have done over the years. So I constantly work in these positions in which I loathe in order to have income.
I was in my car for over 2 hours today and never really got to take a break between dog walking, working out and going to and from the 5 hour meeting. But I can tell you, though I am exhausted, I am excited for the first time in a long time. I am excited for things about my daughter or with me and my guy, or the Paris trip. But this time it is something good about me and it is happening to me. I leave the job with the woman I can’t fathom to deal with, even the next few weeks, though I will make it through. And I can finally use my brain in the way that I like, while having the real flexibility to be there for my child in the way that I like. The position isn’t 40 hours to start, so I will work 3 full days and I can set the time and hours. And of course I will write and dog walk and do my other money gigs.
For those of you who have waited for any kind of break, like I have, for so long, hold on because your time is coming. I know how you feel. Trust and believe! I have never been the girl with the connections, or hook-ups or being at the right place at the right time. I have struggled and fought and worked hard for every little thing. And though I won’t be rich from this position, or CEO of something, I will be doing something worthwhile and that I am good at (I hope!) and that makes me so happy. I am hoping that this happens for the person reading this that feels the same way, who has been trying to no avail and is ready to finally get what they deserve.
I feel like I can now truly say to someone who I do marketing and it be true. Not like before when I have done volunteer social media, or short contract work or spotty freelance work. I can for once have pride in what I am doing! Thanks for reading. I am pleased as punch and wanted to share it with you all, as you have read about my many struggles. Thanks for sticking with me through them all.
Here are some pics I took while riding around one of my fave places-Capitol Hill. They were from my car so they are not the best and it was raining. But I love the cool vibe and look of the area. Hope to go there again soon and really take pics.