WHILE READING NIKI’S ARTICLE, I REALISED I HAD A story to share.
One of my working principles is this: whatever I do, I have to do my very best! Can anyone else relate to this?
When I moved to Bucharest (the capital of Romania), I felt like a whole new world of opportunities was now opened for me…but I was stuck in a very full time job at a kindergarten…what to do? I was a little bored, things were a little beneath my professional level, but I thought, if I’m gonna be a kindergarten music teacher, I’ll be the best they ever saw.
So, that’s what I did: I developed throughout the years a brand new and personalised music class format, I started writing on my own piano method that is almost complete now and I founded a kindergarten choir specialised in jazz…in less than three years.
I got busy! But you see, sometimes, doing what you love is not enough. You can work in a place where you do what you actually love doing and be miserable if it’s not bringing any satisfaction. Lousy and dysfunctional management, gossip and poor ethics, can really take the fun out of it.
Once they saw what I can do, they started overworking me, I was exhausted and couldn’t perform well as much I tried, I was manipulated into accepting crap and even my free time was SOMEHOW tracked.
During the blessed Christmas holiday I took time to step back and analyse what was going on, of course, I also discussed it with the people who usually stand beside me in difficult situations and even though I lost health insurance and a steady salary, I decided I didn’t want to spend one more day wasting myself like this, so I quit my job.
What am I doing now? I cook, I do yoga, I have a few private piano classes with kids that I love…and I’m writing to you, guys!
As Joyce Meyer says, I’m not where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be!