...Make the most of it. Quit your job if you haven't already, start something new and fresh. The economy's really not that bad.
The first half of 2009 was definitely challenging. I currently work for a company that deals with sending golfers to Mexico for extravagant vacations. I've been the only web/graphic designer
for this company, the last 5+ years (almost 6), it was my first job out of college. 2009 brought lots of controversy to Mexico with the drug cartel violence, shootouts, earthquakes and of course swine flu. My company took it's share of the hit, tourism was at an all-time low. Still, nearing July, it hasn't bounced back fully.
All of these things make it hard for a company such as ours to bring in income, I've found myself scrambling to get as much freelance work as I could, just so that I could pay the bills. I've over-drafted in my checking account so many times this year, it's put a huge dent in what could've been my savings. I knew something had to change, I couldn't keep myself in this situation.
About two months ago, I told my boss that I couldn't keep doing this same roller coaster ride in my bank account. I would then look to find a better job, or at least a good amount more freelance work. As chance would have it, I received a phone call from my friend Nate. He asked "Would you leave your job for a position at Yo Gabba Gabba?" I quickly said "Yes! I've been in need of a change, and bad." Turns out, his old position had opened up, and I was next in line. I was super excited, but didn't want to get my hopes up too much. The show was in it's 3rd season, and the previous two I had been offered a job, but it never worked out. I didn't want to rely on this offer too much.
I knew that specifics were still being worked out, and I waited patiently, angst growing each week. Finally I got the good word that the budget was finalized and I had a position. The start date wasn't for another three weeks, and I wanted a change soon, but I had to wait.
Here we are, I've put my two-week notice into my current boss, I've got 6 more workdays until I start at Yo Gabba Gabba, and I can't wait.
If you don't know anything about the show, check out this link: http://www.yogabbagabba.com/
I get to work alongside these good people: