Hi I’m Kiana and I have a job. Well depending on my week I can have up to 3 or 4 jobs. And considering I’m not an immigrant or a single mother, that’s a lot of jobs for the average 30 year old American woman.
How did I come to this point in my life? Last August I decided I wanted to quit my dead end, life draining, never ending, office job of 5 years and become a TV writer. I know, I know, extremely cliche and boring. But unlike Andy from the The Office I actually have real talent. So I took the great leap of faith and quit. I had minimal savings and no job lined up. A gutsy move for anyone. But an even gustier move for someone who not only lives in their comfort zone but rolls around in it like it’s a bed of money.
The first thing I did was try to enjoy the fact that I didn’t have to wake up at the same time every morning. That’s right, no alarm clock for me. Yet I found myself waking up at 6am on the dot every morning. That’s what 5 years of sleep training does to you. Staying home everyday gets boring to someone who is used to leaving their house everyday. So I applied to jobs like it was my job. I wanted a cool entertainment/writing job that would prove my rash decision wasn’t in vain. Then reality set in and I just needed money. That’s when I started stripping. I’m kidding, although that’d make for an interesting BET movie. But no, unfortunately I have far too much self esteem and not enough daddy issues to strip. Instead I became a hostess at a french restaurant in West Hollywood. I desperately tried not to judge myself because I had become one of’ “those people”. The aspiring actress/model/singer/producer/WRITER who gets a job working in a Hollywood restaurant until they get their big break, are discovered, or realize they should have never quit their day job.
So that’s my life right now. Living one low wage hourly paycheck to the next. One journal entry/blog post from insanity. But it’s not all bad. I get to work for some pretty cool companies, meet some cool people, and have some cool stories to write about. Pretty cool, right?