Making Progress in My Side Hustle


Last Sunday, I did not feel quite the same amount of dread about returning to work the next day as I have felt on previous Sunday nights. I have made up my mind that I am going to change my situation and although not a lot of actual work had been done towards the goal of changing, just the mental boost from making a decision was enough. My side hustle is going to be photography. Its what I do for my job, but the side hustle will be things I want to take pictures of and that interest me.

So, I have a 9-5 job that isn’t terrible but there are definitely problems, mostly with how I feel like I am not respected in my current role. I like the people with whom I work but I’m not a great fit in my department and I spend way too much time frustrated that I feel left out or that my boss has no idea what I do. My decision in the last couple of weeks is to keep on doing my regular 9-5 job but to start working towards bringing in more money on the side so that I don’t feel so STUCK. I do photography and enjoy when I’m actually taking the photos but its the office part of the job that leaves me frustrated so finding a way to do more photography will help me feel better.

Side Hustle Progress:

  • Bought domain name for photography business
  • Narrowed down type of photography I’d like to do (Newborn, children and possibly birth photography)
  • Watched videos for techniques and posing options for newborn photography
  • Bought a few props to use
  • Scoured Pinterest for DIY photo props and bought supplies

I hope to add more items to my list this coming week. I have a few ideas for photo props to DIY and I need to make a list of parents I can contact to start practicing this type of photography. Its not much but I wish I could accurately explain what a relief it is to finally have some sort of plan in place and a goal I can work towards.

Sunday Night Situation

job search indeed

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every Sunday night I find I’m in a bad mood, being far too grouchy once reality hits that its back to work again on Monday. I spend each Sunday evening looking online for some sort of other job. Every Sunday night its the same thing.

On Indeed.com, there is nothing. Well, nothing near me that pays as much or more than I currently make. I realize that there are thousands of people out there looking for ANY job and that it sounds selfish to just want a better job but, that is where I am right now. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to do a job that makes me proud, where the pay scale isn’t embarrassing and where I feel 100% valued and accepted. Until then, I keep searching.

I think I’m going to start this book soon, because I NEED a do over. Jon Acuff is a well known writer and speaker who has excelled at finding ways to help people do things over and I’m realizing that thats exactly what I need. My current company takes advantage of me and does not make feel like I’m a part of my department. After working there for 12 years I should have known to not stick around this long if I have these moments where I don’t feel appreciated. I think something like this is going to be a huge focus for the rest of 2017.

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