It was another one of those evenings where Pen and I began by lamenting that nothing in life is ever easy. Most of the time, I’m okay with that. I’m not thrilled with it, but I can accept it and struggle through the challenges. Sometimes it even becomes motivating, and I devise a new strategic plan to cut through it all. But every once in a while, the urge to stomp my feet and yell overtakes me. Apparently, it overtakes Pen, too. We agreed that we didn’t need everything to be easy for us (though that would be a nice change), but we’d like one thing– one really major thing– to give us a break.
Career-wise, I knew that my transition wouldn’t be easy. There are simply too many talented people fighting to get their work noticed. Financing a project is extremely difficult without a champion (unless, of course, you’ve been lucky enough to achieve fame prior to trying to get something made– and even then it can be tricky). And every blogger knows that even if you have a known outlet behind you, it’s unlikely that you’re making a living wage anymore.
I often joke about winning the lottery, but it’s a bit dismaying to see that the likelihood of making a real living anytime soon has similar odds stacked against it. And the crazy thing is: it’s not just me, and it’s not just Pen. It’s everyone around us. We all just need one thing to be easy. If it can’t necessarily be rising to the top of our respective professions overnight, we’ll deal with that. But it’s time for something to give in our favor.
What would it be for you? If you could choose one thing to start going really right in your life (excluding winning the lottery), what would it be?
P.S. Soon after this was written, I ruined a silk blouse with a perfume stain, and Pen got a parking ticket. Maybe it was just one of those days.