Archive for August 25th, 2010
Most of my adult working life, before I accepted the throne next to King Foodie, was consumed with the challenge of making money. Yes, this is a concern for all people, specifically young people who are trying to “make it on their own.” However, I was in a particular predicament because my field of interest/expertise was dance, where it is especially difficult to create a stable career and earn enough money to support oneself.
But trust me, I tried. With few opportunities for serious teaching jobs, or glamorous performing gigs, I was happy and willing to do whatever it took to be a dancer- whether that meant jumping around in a chicken suit at a five year old’s birthday party, being sawed in half in a magic show, or leading the 10:00am random hodge-podge exercise class for a group of seventy year-olds. But still, it was not enough to pay the bills.
So, I turned to what so many other struggling actors/dancers do- working in a restaurant. A restaurant job sounded like a decent choice for all the logical reasons- immediate, temporary, and required no previous experience/education/skill set. However, at that time I was a mere mortal, and did not have the title, Mrs. King Foodie. I willingly gave myself to the wolves, as a free-spirited, creative, spunky, yet sensitive individual who did not seem to fit into the structure and norms of the restaurant world. [ Read the full article ] »