All of my friends know that I have been looking for a job within the graphic design field. I sent out about 30 résumés to design firms, printers and signage places. After the follow-up calls I have been added to outsourcing lists for 3 places, which should help me with my freelancing.
A certain someone’s choice to file bankruptcy last year, and my choice to avoid that at all costs, has left me with the mounting debt he chose to avoid. Clearly I need a regular income that pays more than my
current old job so I can get my head above water.
A couple weeks ago I interviewed for a job and was hired shortly after. A breakthrough…finally. It’s not in the design field but they use a significant amount of design in the workplace from posters, motivational banners, ads, informational design, and more. I’ve already put the word out that I would be interested in the in-house design as possible. Maybe this job, as a customer service rep (no, I’m NOT telemarketing) will be my foot into the door of a design opportunity that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise?
This past week I spent 40 hours training for this new position while working in the late afternoons at my old job. Plus I spent about 23 hours studying and working through classwork. By the end of the week I was completely spent. I get to do it again this week. I’m looking at it this way…now I can begin to catch up on my rent. The bonus is that I have one more week with the babies I’ve cared for these past several months. I’ll miss them.
Another chapter in my life is opening and I’m thankful for the continued progress forward!