I’ve always known that I was a creative person. However in 1995, while working a job in Corp. America, what seem like a voice from the heavens spoke to me and told me that I was not created for a 9-5 existence.
Like most people, I graduated from high school and then went on to college. After completing only one year, I left. You know the rest, I did what I thought I was suppose to do. I looked for a job. I temped for many years. Landing a few jobs here and there. However, it never felt quite right to me. I always knew somewhere deep inside that I was suppose to be doing something else.
Skipping ahead quite a few years, in 1997 I decided that a permanent position was not for me. As fate would have it, I was offered a permanent position at company where I was tempting. With the desire to purchase a car, I threw away my “no permanent work” stand and folded. Needless to say, I bought the car and stayed at that job for 5 more years.
Meanwhile, 1997 was also the year that I discovered that I had the gift of Makeup Artistry.
It wasn’t until September 11, 2001, that it finally hit me. If I gotta go, it can’t be at a job that I shouldn’t be at in the first place. As fate would have it, in 2002, the company I was with merged with two other companies. They downsized. I was out! It was the happiest day of my life. I felt “born-again”. I took a vow, that with the help of the Universe, it would be the last office job I would ever have.
After leaving that world, A brand new world opened up to me. It showed me how much about myself I didn’t know. I have learned so much about myself, about FAITH and about my craft. Mainly, it showed me how to relate to others while maintaining a love of self.
It is my mission to spread the good news of following your Passion. It has brought me happiness that I didn’t even realize existed.
Peace and Manifold Blessings, Jane B.
P.S. Two days after I left my last job, I made my last car payment !