It's hard to believe but I made it.
Last week marked six months since I started working at my university job.
I'm no longer on a probationary period which means I'm free to apply to full-time positions within the college.
Also, one of my coworkers there found another job and I asked if I could take on his shifts permanently....and I got them.
I'll now be working a true part-time shift of 20 hours per week instead of the ten I normally had.
The problem is it's still the night shift so I'll be at the crafts store in the early mornings and the unversity four nights a week.
It WILL be hard and leave less time for art, I know, but something inside me said not to turn down the extra hours and make the additional income while I can.
I'm very blessed to have that position. It pays well, is relatively easy and relaxed, and my student workers have been great to work with and make the nights fly by.
So very different from the arts-and-crafts store I work at where they run me ragged practically every day.
Now I just have to hold out until a full-time position opens up at the university.
Wish me luck!