Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Self-Employed BUMMER: The Disadvantages

A Little Disappointment. . .
After quiting my teaching job and going full time as an artist/jewelry designer I could not have been happier. These last two months have been so liberating and I have really enjoyed my time developing a completed accessory line. I never thought I would find such a fulfilling career that I could sink my whole heart into.
My husband often tells me I am a little nostalgic. Well that outlook really took me to a discouraging place this week. My husband just got this fantastic new job and my accessory line has been doing well so we decided to take the plunge and get our first house. Hey--even the Swiss Family Robinson's get a tree house (that's where the picture comes in)--surely we can find one right?
In the world of self-employed artists and husbands who make more in commission than salary, houses are not granted. Uncle Sam does not think this is the right time to purchase a house you see--my earning do not count until I have a two year track record. To say the least I was disappointed but I am not giving up yet. Right now our little apartment will just have to be home:)


Tiffany said...

I'm sorry for the disappointment. We had a similar experience, while I was still teaching, so we moved to the boonies. They sell houses in the boonies for what seems like free.:)

Amanda said...

That's a terrible shame. I'm sorry to hear that you couldn't take one more step toward fulfilling your dreams simply because of your careers... I suppose the real kick in the head is that you two both have -successful- careers, and you still can't purchase a home.

It disappoints me that the world doesn't provide enough support for those who are doing the things they love.