Lately the news has been packed with stories of surprise job losses and long-term unemployment. More companies are downsizing or shutting down and their former employees are feeling the pinch.
Last year I joined the ranks of the unemployed when I lost my job after almost 10 years. It was an extremely stressful time because I’d suddenly lost my only source of income. Everything felt so uncertain after that. How was I going to pay my bills? Take care of my daughter? I can’t tell you how many nights I lay awake worrying about what I was going to do.
I didn’t see it back then but losing my job was actually a blessing in disguise. If I hadn’t lost it, I would never have found the opportunities I’ve enjoyed since then. I can honestly say that I’m in a much better place now.
Obviously, getting here didn’t happen over night. It took a lot of work and sacrifice but now I get to live everyday in my passion and purpose.
I want to share my story with you in the hopes that if you’ve your job or you’re interested in pursuing your passion, you’ll be inspired.
When you think about balance, does an image of a scale come to mind? If so, are we putting too much pressure on ourselves by thinking, or expecting, that work and life have to be in balance all the time?
The truth is, it’s not possible to find perfect balance. Think about everything you have to juggle in addition to work and life? Perhaps you’re into crafting, DIY projects, or you practice yoga a few times a week, how do you add these into the mix without adding in stress?
Whether you’re a stay at home mom or commute to an office everyday, you might want to earn a little extra money. The rising cost of raising a child or the need to build a little buffer into your savings account might be your motivating factors. Whatever’s caused the spark, a side hustle might be an option for you.
I’m a podcast junkie and a bit of a nerd so I subscribe to a variety of podcasts because I want to learn more about things I normally wouldn’t be exposed to. I recently discovered a new one, it launched on Jan 1 and it’s called Side Hustle School.
Just the title alone had me intrigued because I’m always looking for ways to make a few extra dineros.