Once upon a time I had a life. I had time with the kids, a husband who lived in the same state as I did, lunches with girlfriends, community events to attend and something to blog about. Aside from unpredictable income, those were days of unappreciated comfort and enjoyment. Then the big bad economy kicked in and threatened "my so called life". (love that show)
The husband was first.. No longer were there job opportunities for recent college graduates in the State of Nevada. The big bad economy sent him to California to work.
The B.B.E. struck again. The kids were sad, the grades were rocked but we plowed through and adjusted to our mere 3 days a week of "Family Cram". Daddy time became precious as did Marriage time. Any idea how hard it is to make it ALL work in just 3 days a week.
Slowly but surely the B.B.E.'s arsenic attack took its toll on the makeup scene. I was finding myself doing gigs I'd turn my nose up to a few months prior. I was working with brides, a gig I'd abandoned years ago. I was working for hourly and look rates again to supplement my phone ringing decline.
Then the B.B.E. sent some financial relief our way in the form of leaving my life behind. Yes the money is good, but gone is my time with the kids, gone are our 3 days of Fam Cram and gone are all the little gigs. I find myself sitting in cafe's, airports, hotel rooms and bookstores moments at a time with out time to blog. I'm traveling more than I have in my entire life, more than I wanted to in my youth before marriage and children. While I am thankful for income, I still miss my life...
Thanks Big Bad Economy for making me appreciate what once was... NOW GIVE IT BACK!!
3 weeks ago