Monday, October 22, 2007

I'd really love to get off this merry-go-round

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who feels like their life is one big Catch-22, and since I've never actually seen that movie, I'm not quite sure how the story works out.

I absolutely hate the fulltime job I have - maybe not all aspects of it, but definitely the majority. The challenge is that I'm paid very well for it - higher than any other comparable jobs in my area, and without a college degree my options are somewhat limited. Right now, my household expenses and financial obligations do not afford me the option of taking a job for less pay - unless I can reduce my debt. I work between 45 - 50 hours a week, in a salaried position with no OT. Because I often have meetings into the evening hours, and also am required to travel occasionally, finding a second part-time job is also not an option. My husband is in a similar situation, so a second job for him is also not ideal (not that he would ever even consider it). So the catch-22 part? I can't get out of my job without additional income, and I can't bring in additional income in the traditional way because of my job. This reality, of course, makes me resent and hate my job even more.

This is where my crafting comes in. I've been sewing, crocheting and crafting for just about as long as I can remember.....and I think I'm pretty good at it. I've also had moderate success in previously selling my creations and custom made works. So....I had this crazy notion that heh, maybe I could bring in some steady extra monthly income doing what I love, in the 8 - 10 hours a day that I'm not working or sleeping. Unfortunately, since I've very much less than stellar success thus far.......I think I'm stuck on this endless merry-go-round for awhile longer. Of course, there's always the hope that I'll win the lottery. If anyone know's how I can pick the winning numbers, let me know......I promise I'll share the jackpot.


  1. Oh how I feel for you. I hated my job, worst place I ever worked for; but as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. I lost my job, have been unemployed for a week now. It's a very scary thing, but in the interim I plan to get lots of crafting done!

    Hope you get lots of sales. I love your work!

  2. I wish you luck. I've been doing the full time craft thing for almost a year now and it's in no way a steady thing. Just a lot of work.
    Stick with it though, at least you can spend your few free minutes doing something you love.