I wake up and am scrambling to get myself together and get out the door. I come back in to grab my purse and there is my darling Nico, asleep in my bed.
Not sure how he managed to tuck himself in so well!?
… would be the best way to describe my work life over the past two months.
I have two, sometimes three, and sometimes more jobs.
To say I am working too hard would be an understatement, but the return on my efforts is still invisible.
That is the thing about making a time investment in your career – returns are not always tangible. It is the sort of investment that is only visible when you come across a task for which you are the better trained employee. It shows a return when you come upon a crisis and you’re the one equipped to handle it. It shows gains when you apply for a new position and you have something to market that sets you apart.
I am a communications intern at a wonderful not for profit. I do promotional work for an event marketing team. I model. I do freelance communications and design work.
I do not sleep enough. I do not party enough. I do not clean enough.
And I do my best to spend enough time with my very attention-needy cat, Nico.
But I dare not complain.
Paying your dues happens, most often, in your 20s because you still have gusto and energy that have not been tainted by cynicism.
Truth be told, I am enjoying it.
Yes, I complain about being tired and broke! All I hope is that my work ethic will yield great returns, even if the market continues to tank.
As long as I don't crash and burn before I've proven myself!