So it happened this week. My article, “Learning to Love Your Body After Sexual Assault” was published in the Sydney Morning Herald and ultimately is being shared on sites around the globe. One minute I want to stop every person I meet and squeal “I’m internationally published!!!” and the next I’m in tears thinking about how great it is to be a part of impacting change in people’s lives. It’s sincerely an honor.
This has me thinking about doing what you love vs. having a J.O.Biscuit that pays the bills. I think too many of us (myself included sometimes) get caught up in trying to make money at our passions/callings. Let me be clear, there’s nothing wrong with making money while pursing your passion/calling. I’m a firm believer that there’s a middle between self imposed poverty & taking advantage of people for profit. But I don’t think making money should be the driving force in follow your passions. To be honest, I don’t make a lot (if any) from the work I do sharing my story as a rape survivor. I’m not opposed to it & I’m considering some options that would allow me to make some money. They probably wont make me rich or even let me quit my day job (aka my J.O.Biscuit) but they might make me a little pin money as my mother-in-law called it. My point is, I don’t think it should stop me from pursuing work I was called to do just because I wont making a living at it.
I have a great job, in fact I have two. I run Merrfeld, LLC & work at the VP of Operations for King + Knight