real work.

 

A friend once told me, 

You’re going to have to get a real job some day
— A Friend
// Preparing for 'work' at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally • Sturgis, SD, 2016 //

// Preparing for 'work' at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally • Sturgis, SD, 2016 //

That was around 2014. True. Story! I couldn't believe it! And really I still can't. I just shrug it off though. Meh. Whatevs. Here's why.

My 'work' right about then.

  • event marketing
  • setting my own hours
  • choosing my own contracts
  • writing my life story
  • loving [most] every minute of what I do

Her work right about then. And still.

  • Working M-F, sometimes Sat
  • Showing up around 9a, leaving around 5p, 6p...
  • Taking a 'normal' lunch break. You know, the kind where you don't have enough time to stuff your face or even better, you eat at your computer and continue working. SMH!
  • Getting stuck in rush hour. Sometimes both ways.
  • Feeling so stressed and literally getting sick. Like hospitalized sick! (kinda like I did here)

What kind of work was I doing? The same kind of work I am now. Work that I love!

Work that made Royals fans happy. Shooting t-shirts from a gun while standing atop the dugout full of super attractive baseball players! Hello, can I get a #realjob?

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Honing in on my public speaking skills (a very scary endeavor for me) while promoting a major brand at a Home and Garden show. #realjob

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Ambushing an Usher concert to get an interview with Trey Songz! Do you know how many teenage girls would freakout about this? #realjob

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Playing *eh hem Working around and talking to cool people about an electric car. Side note: My job included cross country travel and stays in real fancy hotels in major downtown cities. #realjob

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The year is now 2018 and I have officially been writing my big girl, real job rules for 10+ years. I'd say I'm doing all right. My home is paid off, I'm married to a wonderful man, I've started my own business and the world is my front yard.

Broke people giving financial advice is like a shop teacher with missing fingers.
— Dave Ramsey

Oaky, so we're not exactly talking about money and shop here, but you get the point. Don't take advice from someone who has something you don't want.

 
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Dare:

Reach out to someone you admire and seek wisdom/advice from them. Today.