Working is Hard – That’s Why it is Work

Posted on September 5th, 2016 by & filed under ART, Everything Miz Meliz, Jewelry Shop, Passions

Working Hard or Hardly Working!

by Melissa Reyes

September 5, 2016

Why is it hard to work? We are wired to create and to serve. When we have a goal, some type of payoff that means more than a paycheck – it makes a big difference!

It’s Labor Day here in the U.S. And my goal is to sell enough jewelry to buy a plane ticket to Nashville. See, it is my dear friend’s wedding and I am determined to get there. Finances are tight when you have two sons in college and one in high-school. Finances are tight for most people. Many people use credit for trips like this, but not me. I haven’t used credit cards for over ten years. I could use my income from my day job, but that is earmarked for other things. There never seems to be enough to do everything I want and need to do.

This isn’t a rant, or a sob story. This is just illumination. Shedding a light on my reality and that of most people I know. I want a little more. I want more and I am willing to work for it. I have talent and ability that reaches far beyond my regular job. Today, I will hustle to bring in some compensation and enjoy the “fruit of my labors.” When my friends are playing Words with Friends, Candy Crush, and Pokemon Go – I am making jewelry. When my family is watching DVRd episodes of their favorite shows – I am making videos. When I binge watch House of Cards, or Stranger Things – I am also drawing and coloring my artwork. Why? Because it is my dream. I dream of success and satisfaction from pursuing my passions and living my purpose. It is the entrepreneurial spirit. The “American Dream.”

So, today, on Labor Day, while my friends and family are going to the beach and having BBQs – I am going to hustle. I am going to sell my artwork and jewelry. I am determined. I hope and pray that at the end of the day, I will feel satisfied. I will have at least tried. I am already a success because I am willing to go there. All of the things I have made sitting in my bedroom in plastic baggies will not be there long. Today, we move it out! Let’s do this!!

If you want to buy something, comment here or send me a message at miz meliz @ yahoo . com (without the spaces.)

Have a great Labor Day! You deserve it!

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