So….a friend I used to work with back in my custom framing days posted a job opening for her sister the artist. It’s more of a side job or will be if I get chosen. I would have to give up my weekends for six weeks and get over my fear of driving a distance..which… I need to get over that fear. I really think I might do it…(gasp!).
I have always told this friend that my dream job would be to work for her sister and travel all over the country to different renaissance fairs to sell her art. Now I may have the opportunity to get my foot in the door by working this one. It is a huge commitment and I would have to back out of a prior commitment with the the volunteer naturalist program. I only volunteered last Thursday so they shouldn’t have a problem replacing me. Committing to six weekends and the drive are my biggest concerns. I know there are people who drive an hour and a half one way to work every day and I know they don’t understand my concerns. I generally stay within a thirty mile radius of home and I know that stems from having cars that weren’t the most reliable. Knock on wood…my car is pretty reliable and they will pay for gas and there is a commission on top of a very generous pay.
I’m still terrified but if they offer the job to me, I am going to take it. Can you imagine the writing inspiration walking around the renaissance fair?? Especially because I like to write sci fi/ fantasy. I don’t think selling the art will be too hard because I love her work and actually have a few of her pieces. It’s the drive and the giving up six weekends that makes me uncomfortable. I don’t want to put the cart before the horse so let’s see what happens after our phone call tomorrow.
This is where I spent my favorite two hours of the day today….
I even fell asleep on the raft for twenty minutes or so. My shoulders are a little crispy but I think it will be okay. I have never taken a nap on a raft before and I highly recommend it. I needed the calm after my morning. The boy was up at 7:30 when I woke up but he decided that it was “too hot” to cut his part of the grass…whatever. I had to get to PT’s for breakfast and then Sam’s Club so I left. I came home around 11:30am or so. I put away the few things I grabbed from Sam’s Club and then I headed out to cut my part of the grass.
On my way out the door the Boy had the nerve to ask me to move my car so he could wash his car. So now my insides were boiling as well as my outside with the heat. THEN…while I was cutting the grass he came up to me and asked me where the plastic chair was so he could sit and scrub his tires!!!!!Walking off a mad helped but it was hot and there were a couple of times I needed to use my yoga breathing because I was worried my 48 year old ass wasn’t going to make it. I did make it but this was one of those times where my face was the same shade as an apple and I had to lay on the floor in front of a fan for a while. The sad but true fact is that neither of my children think that the Boy was in the wrong??? Motivation…..pure and simple!
Six weeks of this side job…. if I get it, would help with a security deposit and first months rent in a new city….also Christmas. My cousin’s beautiful wife is working on my resume as we speak and who knows what magical things will present themselves next week? Things are happening and my children behaving badly is lighting the way…..Zia