Confession: I kinda get irritated when I find out that people think I blog for a living. I honestly, truly don't. I earn money from this blog every once in a while it's true, but companies always take a while to pay up and unfortunately my bills can't wait. Boy, do I have a lot of bills. My lifestyle is not extravagant but it's not frugal either.
My actual day job is consulting for retail brands and sometimes ad agencies. I handle my clients' marketing, social media, PR, and events along with an assistant whom I dearly treasure. This is something I'm very proud of because it means I have a wide set of skills and a network I can collaborate with. This is where the real money comes in, enough that even if I don't go to an office every day, I can live a comfortable life and even hire someone to work with me.
Blogging is super fun. I enjoy it so much that I do this twice a day every weekday, even though it takes up hours of my morning from 6 AM. I can spend that time playing my ukulele, reading a good book, paper crafting, playing a video game, or scratching my dog's belly - all very enjoyable things - but blogging is a special passion of mine. I love doing it and I am good at it.
I just don't like it when people seem to think that it's the only thing I know how to do.