For the past 6 months, I have been serving as a personal assistant. Although the job pays well and I am very lucky to say my bosses are very sweet, I have indeed learned a couple lessons along the way.
First off, I can’t freaking wait to work for myself. As a side hustle, I do photography along with dog grooming and oh boy do I love it! I enjoy perfecting my craft, analyzing my work, taking notes on how to become a better worker, making my own schedule and setting my own pay rate. Throughout the last couple months I can whole heartily say that I have seen both of my businesses grow exponentially and I’ve actually had to stop myself so that I could mentally catch up to what my body was trying to accomplish. Working for someone else as my “main job” has made me appreciate working for myself so much more! I don’t have to pretend to like what I do when I actually enjoy it! Don’t get me wrong, I very much appreciate the opportunity that I have been given, however there are shadows to every sunny day.
However, literally being responsible for someone else’s life, as in making sure they make it to their appointments on time, to scheduling reservations, to making phone calls on their behalf, has made me a much more responsible person. Yeah, if my mom were to get a chance to write something here she’d say I often forget to fold my laundry and spend way too much money on Starbucks, but in the grand scheme of things, I’ve improved a ton. I have learned to take into account the importance of watching the clock, finishing tasks I’ve started and having a good attitude.
Although I would much rather be working for myself and telling other people what to do, this is where I am in the present moment and I am going to get as much out of it as I possibly can.