It appears as though I lost my job yesterday. I juggle a lot of jobs, being a freelance illustrator, being an artists assistant, running an etsy shop, singing in a band... But my most consistent job, the one that always holds me steady when everything else fluctuates is nannying. I night time babysit for a ton of families around Seattle off and on, but my consistent nanny job is for an awesome family with a 5 month old during the daytime. I nanny 8am-5pm on Mon, Tues, and Thurs. That is my main source of income at the moment. And yesterday, the momma came home crying saying that she got laid off from her job. Broke my heart.
And when a mom gets laid off from her job, that means her nanny is no longer needed. Aka, Moorea doesn't have a stable job anymore.
So now I need to figure out what to do. I am in process of building up my Etsy shop with tons of new things for my big Relaunch Party on June 11th, but until then, I wont be making any money from that. And the artist I work for doesn't have any big projects coming up soon, so there is no work there.
Basically, I only have freelance Illustration and Graphic Design going for me right now. Now, this is the job I would ultimately like to be doing all the time rather than nannying. But I need your help in getting me there! If you need a blog make-over, a new blog header, a blog button or two, a new etsy banner, some illustrations for your website or business, a illustrated portrait of you or someone you love, illustrations of your favorite objects or treasures, anything and everything, I would love to help you out with that. I'd especially love to work for you if you are encouraged to help me stay afloat in trying to figure out if I can pursue my dreams, or if I have to go back to nannying.
You can check out my portfolio here: Moorea's Porfolio! Or check out my flickr: Moorea's Flickr!
Friends, I am asking for your help and advice. I am avoiding a melt down at all costs. Must push forward!