I mentioned in my last post that I had a job interview and...I got the job! I'm much more excited about the place too, after speaking with the manager. Apparently because the restaurant is in a hotel, I would be employed by the hotel which means...benefits! I'm pretty excited about that even though, being a student kind of, I'm still on my parent's insurance. It's still an awesome thing! It just sounds like a good situation too, apparently their servers actually get paychecks, which I had almost forgotten existed. My favorite thing about serving is getting to talk to interesting people, working in a hotel will definitely involve meeting people from all over. Plus, it's in a beautiful, old building that I can walk to in less than a minute. And if all of THAT wasn't enough to convey how perfect this job is for me: working for a hotel will mean that if I want to move and I'm planning on exploring a LOT more, I'll most likely be able to find a job in any major city. I'm happy :) and so so grateful. I want to work toward self employment but this sounds like an excellent opportunity until I make any solid progress.
After giving it some thought, I've also decided that I'm going to try selling some of my jewelry at a few craft fairs. If that works out well, I may open up an online store or something but I really want to pay my dues a little and learn the ropes before something like that. After all, self employment is definitely not easy! I've sold at craft shows before and even used to sell online but it was not with the intention of supporting myself and it was on a very small scale. I really want to do things right and learn as much as I can before I make any giant commitments. Thank you, to those of you who gave me some advice on breaking into the handmade market! I'm still all ears for any kind of wisdom that any of you can pass along.
I feel incredibly inspired, even my writing has been coming a little more easily. It's crazy how much a little confidence can do! Thank you, for your continued support :) This little blog brings me so much joy and is such a comfort when I'm unsure about which direction to take.
"The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul." - Emerson
P.S. The kitties will be going to the vet on Monday to double check that they don't have feline leukemia. Cross your fingers for us!