Earn enough to pay my fair share of the bills and stop panicking about payments
My income target for 2012 is $18,000 (more is better, of course!). That is about half of a typical lower-middle office salary in Australia; and in the extreme upper end of what’s realistic for me to earn as it is, I think.
I’ll try any way I can… cleaning, newspaper delivery, whatever work is available that I can do… and try to ditch any sense of embarrassment about my high education and how I am not using it.
To make the goal more actionable I will:
- set monthly income objectives starting from April. Since I suspect and hope that ‘unemployment inertia’ is part of the problem, the monthly targets will start low and gradually increase over the course of the year.
- use this blog to reflect about job search attempts and work experiences. Hopefully that will be motivating. Blogging is a good chance to transform potentially dreadful experiences into good stories with an insight to share.