This has been interesting month for me… A lot of great things have happened for me that I am so grateful for. I’ll write a series because I’m not trying to write a 20 page composition here.
I got my first dance gig on my own! When I say on my own, I mean I did not get the job through a third party or middle man to get me the opportunity (as I have always done in the past). Do you know how it feels to be able to do something you love and then get paid for it? It’s a cliche, I know, and it’s a conversation we’re tired of having.
Here’s Elvis and I warming up before our beginner’s Salsa Class.
For the longest time I have been on a soul search to find my passions and figure out how to turn them into money-making machines. It got to a point where I quit jobs simply because I was miserable doing them. (If you’re rolling your eyes thinking “She’s so entitled!”, please bear with me.)
It’s not because I heard speeches about doing what you love and read lots of self-help books. I genuinely put in effort – Ask anyone I have worked with and they will tell you how committed and hard working I can be. I took on a variety of jobs, because “kazi ni kazi” and at the end of the day, you have to be in a position to pay your bills. It just got to a point where I couldn’t do it anymore. Anyway, that’s a story for another day!
The last couple of months have had me doubting how legit my search is… I even momentarily concluded that dance cannot be a source of income. Now, I am interested again…
I have come to learn that I am a very passionate person – I feel a lot. It can be a weakness in some scenarios, but a lot of times, it means I commit once I know I am in love with something. I am in love with dance! It felt great to earn from something that felt effortless – It wasn’t much, but it was enough to do some shopping and buy some airtime.
Thanks Olivia, by the way!