I can't help but feel I'm running out of time to choose another career destination as I've entered my thirties. I'm good at my job, at times I even love it, but I don't want to do it forever. I love a lot of things about it, so I refuse to get what many have referred to as a "real job" if I have no passion for one. My job is just as real as anyone else's and I can back that statement with a stack of applications filled out by people already in possession of those "real jobs". Still, it's not what I want to be doing when I'm 50. I try to be patient with myself and not put undue pressure on myself just because I've officially lost my youth. I started bartending as a way to put myself through college and have worked several second jobs/internships since obtaining my B.A., but none have captivated me for longer than a year until I discovered soap. When I graduated I took a trip to Alaska, bought some handmade soap as gifts, kept most of it for myself, long story short... I have been making soap suds when I'm not pouring suds for the last several years and with every batch I make, I become more involved and passionate about it. Etsy (and all things handmade) is my latest obsession... I encourage you to take a look beyond my store and explore their unique, trendsetting site. It's truly amazing and I believe in putting my money in the pockets of individual creators rather than into the overstuffed pockets of big companies where mere pennies trickle down into the pocket of an 8 year old in Taiwan who worked all day so that I could have my purse for cheap.
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