I’m trying to work out a way to make some extra cash on the side, since come May Adam will once more be taking a pay cut, this time for an indefinite amount of time. Our expenses have increased since he started doing the more lucrative work, which means that after the cut we’re going to have to be very, very careful about how we spend our money, else we’ll fall into the evil pit of debt which terrifies us both.
I am working on branching out with the photography stuff, which is starting to pull itself together a little more cohesively, but I’d really like to find more. My mom suggested selling photo prints on ebay, but I looked at the market there and I’m not convinced that anyone buys photo prints on ebay. Maybe I’ll give it a try and see if anything happens.
If any of you folks reading this have wanted a print of something and just haven’t gotten around to it, now’s as good a time as any to let me know. Size/framed/unframed/whatever… I’m happy to oblige. And really, the idea of people having some art of mine hanging on their wall just makes me feel so very good…
I also keep thinking that maybe I should get a second job or something, but back in Toronto I really wanted to never go through that again – there’s just so much to do that I don’t want to be working six days a week anymore, and with no definite end in sight (like I had back in Toronto) it just seems like a terrible idea. I know I’d get demotivated and annoyed about it. At least if I’m doing photography work, it’s something that I really love doing. If I just went and got a coffee shop job, I’d be miserable and resentful over it. Not a good place to be. And it’s not like we’re going to starve or anything – it’s just that we won’t be able to afford to do anything social, or have a dinner out, or buy CFL light bulbs to replace the burnt out incandescents, and we’ll have to second guess every purchase to be sure that it’s something we really need. I rather appreciated the time that we didn’t have to do that kind of second guessing for little everyday things like buying a new casserole dish or something – it was the first time in my life I had reached that kind of stability, and it was really nice.
It’s time to be zen about it or something. We’ll work something out.