Who Am I?
Full time Traveller; part time worker
Hi beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about me!
I am 23 years old, my boyfriend and I have 2 fur babies, who are our entire hearts 🥰🐈
I graduated from the Developmental Services Worker program in June of 2018!
I thought... how lucky am I to get a great job doing something I love right out of school! Well there's always a price for working for someone else! I worked as an Intervenor, now for those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically a support worker for individuals who are Deaf & Blind!
I started this job at $18.13/hour, which I was super excited about as it was $4 more then our minimum wage!
I worked there for over a year, developing my love for both sign language as well as helping others. I gave my all to this job; coming in whenever they needed me, scheduling my life around my job, giving my personal items to those I supported, spending my money to treat those I support, missing out on Christmas with my family as well as other major holidays.
I put everything I had into my work and after a year I sat down with my supervisor to discuss the possibility of a raise. You know what I got...
"We can discuss it next December (2020)"
Now remember, I started just before I graduated, in April of 2018! 2018!!! And I had to wait until the end of 2020 to discuss the POSSIBILITY of a raise?!? Was all my hard work not being noticed? Why was I not being compensated for everything I had sacrificed?! Everything I did for this company. I'll tell you why, because I was just a number. I was not an individual to them, let alone a hard working individual who was appreciated or valued.
This is when everything changed for me! And I mean EVERYTHING! Once I realized my job would not give me anything I wanted in life, I decided to take my life back into control! I literally went home THAT night from work and without talking to anybody else, boyfriend included, I booked a flight to Thailand for an entire month, alone.
I didn't care what anyone thought. I didn't care if I couldn't get the time off work. This was something I had wanted to do since I was in high school, and damn it I was going to do it!
Let's just say I left this job and tried my hand at another company that worked with individuals with Developmental delays. Although I was being compensated more in my new job, I just wasn't happy. I couldn't get that trip out if my head.
There was so much more out there. There was SO MUCH more to my life, why was I here doing the same thing day in and day out? Struggling to make ends meet? Not living a happy life?
Not long after this I decided to take a leap and I reached out to a girl on Instagram about her work from home job. And that 30 seconds of fear when I typed and sent that DM, has awarded me with more then I could have ever imagined!
☆ I now can travel as often and long as I want!
☆ I can work from wherever I am!
☆ I never need to negotiate my worth again!
☆ I only ever work with people who I like!
☆ I have an unlimited income potential!
☆ I get sent on free trips for my hard work!
☆ I am happier than i have ever been
☆ I took back my life at 23
I still absolutely love my job as a support worker, and have dropped down to a casual position so I can still work in this amazing field.
Now I take more time for myself. I spend my days working on self development, helping others start living their lives again! It's such a simple step that I wish I had started when I was 18! But I was scared of steering off the path that society had created for me in my head. I didn't realize there were better options out there for me!
Now what is stopping you? What do you need to change in your life?! Have you had your 30 seconds of fear today? This week? This month?
When is the last time you took a chance on yourself!?