I’m going to be taking a break from the business side of art for a few months and just do art for me. My schedule at my full-time job, which I must have to pay the bills, leaves little time for the necessities of life… like sleep, time with my family, and art. The stress of it all is making it so I am getting sick frequently. So, I’m dropping a few things in order to recuperate. I will still post new art on occasion and I will pop in to my favorite sites every now and again. My plan is to get back into my quest towards becoming a professional artist no later than the start of the new year. For now, I’ll be focusing on staying healthy and stress-free (or at least stress-reduced).
Two weeks after Taliesin was born I was laid off. It was both heartbreaking and a relief. I love working in the field of archaeology, but I was worried how I would be able to continue travelling so often with an infant at home and a working husband.
It has been seven months and I still do not have a job. I relish the time I have been able to spend with my son. It has been a gift. Unfortunately, we cannot afford for me to be a stay at home mom.
I have been applying to jobs from the day I was laid off. I have had very few responses from potential employers. Competition is fierce with so many people unemployed. I was told by one employer that they had several hundred applicants for one position. My experience is so specialized at first glance. The reality is that I had to do a variety of tasks to perform my job. I don’t think I have been successful at presenting this in my resume.
It is time to go back to the drawing board and see if I can create a resume that better reflects my experience.