I appreciate what you accomplished, but PC FTW!
I'm talking employment. Career. Work. The thing that brings money into our house regularly.
Being a college drop out, finding a job for myself was difficult. I had a very good one for 4 years. I was able to move out on my own, bought a condo, had a new car (see "S" on April 22nd), it was nice. Between me taking that for granted and the economy taking a dive in 2008, I lost said nice job in early 2009, and life hasn't been the same. I have been in and out of other jobs since.
Professional Organizer. Floater at a law firm; I have zero experience in the field. Receptionist. Retail. YMCA. Car dealership. The last being full-time, which is nice as I haven't had that since 2009.
But big decisions have been made between 2013 and through today. I do want to be writing more. I still have my WIP from NaNoWriMo to complete and ideally work on publishing. I have other ideas in my head. I want to be a writer by career, not just a hobby. But with a 40 hour work week, it's difficult.
With Adam's blessing, meaning I-better-still-be-able-to-cover-my-share-of-the-bills, I'm on the Job Hunt again. The plan: part-time. No more than 29 hours a week. Making enough to, like Adam "warned," the bills. And specifically somewhere here in town to save on gas. Right now I'm driving a good hour every day and filling my tank every week or so.
Long term, hell, if I can get paid enough to just write, perfect!