When the Going Get’s Tough

The tough get going right? No?

I’m not going to sugarcoat anything. Life has been hard lately. I have multiple jobs (yay) and trying to balance all of the work for said jobs with having a social life with keeping up with my relationship while also trying to remain sane and have time to myself was nearly impossible.

Since when is being super busy a badge of courage? Since when is going 90 to nothing until one gets sick the way to do things? I would leave my apartment in the morning and not get back until late at night when it was time to sleep. I wasn’t active on any social media because I just didn’t have time to post or check anything.

Then I was stressed. Stressed with my multiple jobs. Stressed with not being valued. Stressed with not being paid adequately. See, we have a problem in Nashville. There are at least 100 people that move here every day. All of these people need jobs, and the number of jobs doesn’t seem to be growing. So I have to have multiple jobs to be able to pay all my bills. I have to take crappy pay, because crappy pay is better than no pay. If I don’t take the job with crappy pay, someone else will gladly walk in and take said job. It’s tough and not fair.

But you know what? I’m done with that. I know what I’m worth, and I’m going to start negotiating and making it known that I know I’m valuable. WHAT A CONCEPT.

For the rest of 2017 (can we talk about how it’s already halfway over?!?!), I’m going to do what makes me happy. I’m not going to work jobs where I’m overworked and underpaid. I’m not going to waste my time on friendships that aren’t going anywhere. I’m not going to stress about eating that second cookie or missing a yoga class. I’m going to do what makes ME happy. I’m going to put ME first.

It’s sad that this is such a profound concept that we aren’t all already participating in. But here we are. Thanks society.

I’m going back to Texas for over 2.5 weeks and I am SO FREAKING STOKED. Family time, friend time, vacation, relaxing, sleeping, and most importantly, NO WORK.

I’m excited to see how the rest of this year works out with this new mindset. I’ll keep y’all posted.

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