Desperado

The excite­ment of buy­ing a house has kind of worn off now and replaced by the wor­ries of not being able to find a job that will keep me hap­py. The thing is, I’m not a peo­ple per­son and I have very lit­tle patience for stu­pid peo­ple, mean­ing jobs that require a lot of human inter­ac­tion (i.e., retail) is out of the ques­tion. In the ide­al world any­way. In this not so ide­al world, I might have to take one and hon­est­ly, just the thought is enough to make me feel depressed.

I kind of wish I could go back to being a librar­i­an, but in Cana­da, it calls for a master’s degree, which I am lack­ing. See, once upon a time, I had to choose between doing my master’s degree in Indone­sia and going back to Cana­da. I chose the lat­ter. And here I am! Hap­py in per­son­al life but not so hap­py when it comes to employ­ment. Going back to school here is not real­ly an option at the moment, unfor­tu­nate­ly.

I’d be hap­py enough if I could make a steady $1,000 income a month work­ing from home on the com­put­er. Any­one want to hire me to do web­site main­te­nance? Any­one? It’s cheap labour! I can also take pic­tures of you and/or your loved ones. Hell, I’ll even do wed­dings (sup­pos­ed­ly the most stress­ful type of pho­tog­ra­phy). With Troy beside me and a cam­era in front of me, I’m okay with deal­ing with peo­ple. And I guess I should pimp my Etsy shop, now that it’s up and run­ning. If you want to pur­chase a print of any pic­tures I’ve ever post­ed on Flickr or in my pho­to­blog, just let me know and I’ll make it avail­able through the shop.

And thus ends my des­per­ate call for employ­ment and a lit­tle bit of income. Because, you know, des­per­ate times call for des­per­ate mea­sures. Not that we’re seri­ous­ly broke right now, but we will be once we moved in next month. Mort­gage is one big, scary mon­ster.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hi fir­da, I’ve been read­ing your blog for years.. since before you took up pho­tog­ra­phy.. I think with your tal­ent you should real­ly start offer­ing your pho­tog­ra­phy ser­vices pro­fes­sion­al­ly. Besides wed­ding, you can do engage­ment pic­tures, fam­i­ly out­door pics, etc. Peo­ple pay tons of mon­ey for these. I in fact have lots of friends who are now have joined the craze. You can eas­i­ly make more than $1000/month from those.

  2. If you’re close, I would hire you in a heart beat, one ses­sion baby pic­tures every month or two, until he’s 3 years old.
    Love your work.

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