I’m taking a break from celeb interviews and fab photos to share something I’ve been struggling with for the past few days. For the 5th time in 2.5 years I’ve been offered a job as the General Manager of a theatre company. I’m starting to wonder if the universe is trying to tell me something: in every one of the cases, I have not applied for the job. I should feel blessed, and I certainly am humbled and honoured.
But the thing is, I don’t want the job.
On the other hand, when something happens this many times, it’s maybe time to take stock. Clearly, it’s something other people think I’m good at. It would mean regular hours, a stable office and a steady paycheque. Though not as glamorous as being on a celebrity shoot, there’s certainly a level of success perceived with the position, so maybe my “klout” would go up. And I wouldn’t have to run like a mad woman in heels from contract to contract anymore.
So what’s the downside?
In the long run I’d actually be making less, and the bigger issue is that someone else would have to take care of my children. And that’s where all bets are off.
I think if it were 2 years from now, when both kids were in school full time, I might feel differently. But right now, I can’t say yes. Because I just don’t want to miss moments like this: