Back to Real Life

My time in Dominica is quickly coming to an end. I can't believe that in two months we will be moving back to America. Over the last few days I've had a few major realizations.

I've been living in la-la land for the last two years.
It's true. In the real world, people go to work. They do not wake up when they want, blog all morning, work on little projects & then go on awesome trips or get coffee or hang out by the pool. This isn't exactly what I do now, but it's not that far from the truth either.

Yes, I did earn a Masters degree while here which was no joke in terms of work. And yes, I do run Priceless Design Studio, which is a dream job. But for the most part I've also been able to have an extremely flexible schedule and do a ton of really fun things on a daily weekly basis.

I am not rolling in the dough from Blog Design.
Never, have I ever, been more in love with a job. I am so happy doing graphic and web design from home. However, as the sole income earner in our little family, it looks like blog design just isn't going to cut it. By no means am I going to stop designing, but I will have to do something else in addition to part time designing.

It's time to get a "real" job.
For me, this means using my degrees, working 40 hours a week, and going back to the world of education. I should be excited about this, but the truth is I am terrified. The job prospects for teachers in California these days is grim. Right now my best bet is going to be working at a virtual academy, which will pay about 25% less than what I was making before.

Transition is scary.
We are moving back to California on August 6th, and beyond that what will unfold is still a mystery. I keep telling myself that everything's going to be okay. Actually, I keep singing this in my head.

I need a new attitude.
Anyone want to lend me theirs? I'm only sort of kidding. If you've been reading this blog for very long you probably know that I'm a worrier. It's time to adopt a more Marley attitude.

It's generally blogger etiquette to keep the serious stuff to your journal.. so please forgive me for this post & know that brighter days will follow. Real Life happens, ya know?

1 comment :

poptartyogini said...

This is my first time on your blog and I think it is ok to put some heavy stuff on your blog sometimes. We are here to support each other. I'm a worrier too so I kind of get it. If you go to my blog please don't judge it. I'm not exactly a web designer myself. I lack talent and ability!