Do you live ‘paycheque to paycheque’?
As a musician with no job security, having a steady paycheque would be a luxury. Unless it sucked the life out of me.
While in college I did a brief stint working in retail, selling woman’s clothing. That could be a dream job for some girls, but it wasn’t me. I used to volunteer to do the banking or go buy the girls coffee just so I could get the heck out of the store. I’d secretly wish for long line-ups so as to savour the blissful relief I felt to be out of there. I don’t know why I hated it so much, because I like clothes and the girls I worked with were nice. But it wasn’t me.
It’s a risk to let go of a steady income for a chance at what makes you tick. I’m still flying by the seat of my pants, but I have no regrets for having given up steady jobs or even marriage proposals. I’m free and I still wake up each day believing it’s still going to work out somehow.
What would you give up a steady paycheque for?
I’d love to hear your thoughts below.