Life on the Grid

Last week I started a full-time job again. It’s at a place I have worked at on and off for about 7 years, so it’s not 100% new. It’s like, a legitimate job though. I wear nice clothes and brush my hair in the morning and have to keep getting work done even if I have a headache because my bed isn’t in the next room waiting for me to come in for a nap and I can’t just leave and go to the beach. It’s the opposite of the ridiculous behavior I adapted while working for myself over the last 4 years. I like it.

When the job was offered to me and I highly considered taking it, I felt like a failure for a minute because I left there to work for myself and here I am going back 4 years later. However, the truth is that this is huge progress for me. It’s huge progress to admit that I need something like this in my life and that I currently have no room for the lack of structure, illegitimate behavior, and constant fear of not getting paid that came with self-employment. As much as I love creating a life where I can throw away the rules and social scripts that I despise, I need to get in a position where I can take care of things I’ve needed to take care of for years but have put off because of whatever the hell I was doing. So now I am enjoying the feeling of getting shit together and being a little structured. I’m into it and glad that I allowed myself to make this change.

So that’s where I’m at right now. I’m cool with it. Also, I have kittens. You probably already know this if you follow me anywhere on social media.

kitten baby

She’s yawning.

This is Juniper. Or maybe Tiger Lily, I can’t decide what to name her yet. I am grossly in love with her. We also have 2 other kittens at the moment and will be keeping one of them once we see who gets along the best. The other will go to a friend. They were rescued from under my uncle’s deck. MORE PHOTOS TO COME, DUH.

We’ve barely been engaged a month and I’m already bombarding Josh with cute furballs. He loves it.

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6 Responses to Life on the Grid

  1. Good for you, girl! It’s hard to admit certain things to ourselves sometimes but I’m glad that everything worked out for you and that you actually LIKE it! PS: Your cat is awesome.

  2. I think you deserve serious credit & kudos for admitting to yourself that what you were doing wasn’t working for you anymore & that you needed a change. It’s hard to come to those conclusions & to really accept them & live them out. Congrats on the job! :)

  3. Simone says:

    Congrats on the new job! I hear you – freedom is nice, but being able to take care of things & make financial plans is also really, really awesome.

    PS. AHHH Adorable Kittens!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    Congrats on the job and on realizing what you need right now! I often wonder whether I’d be happy self-employed. Much as I hate to admit it, I don’t know that I actually have the discipline required to be my own employee and actually, you know, work.

    That cat face is the best cat face. Being allergic to kittens is the bane of my existance.

  5. Manda says:

    Congrats on the new gig and doing what you need to do for what you need right now! Like Sarah, I wonder if I’d be happy to be self employed. Perhaps in the distant future I could make it work, but I think I need more structure in order to ensure I’d actually, you know, get work done.

  6. Jon says:

    Congrats on the new job. There’s nothing wrong with the 9 to 5.

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