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shoes :: JustFab.com
You might know I'm a graphic designer, but what you might not know is what I do for my day job.
There seems to be this transition period that happens before you can turn your dreams and passions into a full time gig. Instead of jumping the gun on my design business, I've been putting on my big girl heels during the day, kicking them off after I beat the five o'clock traffic, and then settling down with my Adobe Creative Suite during the evening hours.
I'm working as a real estate agent's assistant around five hours a day, and although it might not be that ideal situation I'd hoped for after graduation, I have to admit I feel it's a really good place for me to be right now.
Sure, I could be looking elsewhere and applying for big-time graphic designer positions, and I've felt pressured to do this in the past... to be better than where I'm at, to keep up with expectations, to please others in the hopes that it might be what's best for me... but when I really think about it, I know it's not the direction I desire at this point.
To be honest, I'm happy where I'm at - the pay is fair, the hours are flexible and convenient, the people I work with have turned into really good friends, and not to mention I have a wonderful boss who appreciates and treats me better than any manager or corporation I've worked for in the past.
There's no doubt about it - I'll keep working for that day when I'll be able to focus 100% on running my design shop, adding beautiful pieces to my portfolio, and loving every second of being on my own, but what I've realized is this...
Sometimes it's OK to let go of the anxiety of what we should be doing.
Sometimes it's OK to just be grateful and content with our current situation.
And sometimes it's OK to trust that everything will fall into place... exactly when it needs to.