I’m currently self employed. I have taken two years off my full time employment to, originally help with my Parents, however due to some differing of opinions, aggressive, violent behaviours and gaslighting directed towards myself, I find that I no longer feel safe near them, or their current care circle, so have moved away from them and now am self sustaining.
However, during this time I have had to find a source of employment which would best suit my needs, and be able to provide me with an income to pay my bills. (Cos, unlike all those myths out there, I don’t get stuff for free!)
While my work is enjoyable, I get to work with Aboriginal families, young people and their carers, working to create ongoing and sustainable change, and being able to give families a voice in a system that really doesn’t give a crap about them. The downside to this, is the lack of consistency in work.
At the moment, I have one task that, depending on a meeting today, might be finalised by next week. I have another one I am working on, and two others, that through no fault of my own, have had to be postponed until March. So in the mean time, I have to find other work.
I’m trying to develop my business webpage, so that I can detail the type of work that I specialise in, but to also build up a customer base. I’m still trying to work that part out as growing a business is a new thing for me, and promoting myself and my skills and knowledge is not something that I do easily. But as with everything else in life, it’s another step in a forward direction…
Wish me luck!