I have been driving for Uber in Boston for six months.
For three reasons.
- I need a job that gives me a ridiculous amount of flexibility.
- I need to help our family with the finances.
- I need to work while I figure out what is next for me in my career.
Enter Uber, the most perfect job for me that not only fits my personality but those three needs like a glove!
What I did not expect are the amazing & surprising side effects that have occurred for me as well!
There are two pretty straightforward ones – I get to get out of the house and interact with adults which is wonderful. Love my kids and that I get to be home with them but good gravy, Mama’s got to get out!! Also, I get to contribute to our family’s bank account and that has helped my sense of self-worth. So those are pretty cool. Dig ’em.
But what else has happened while I drive around, while I talk to people, while I think about what is next for me, is that I try to focus on what I want. What to do I want my days look like? Feel like? What on Gods green earth do I want to do with myself???
Truth is I am not 100% sure. I have a ton of ideas (yup, I write them all down), I have a ton of interests (but would any of them make a good career??) and I know I could make anything really ‘work.’
But I want much more than just a job. Or just a career that I am making ‘work.’
So as I have been driving around, pondering, feeling so very grateful for Uber and the opportunity to drive whenever I want and make money, I realized one thing.
I WANT FREEDOM.
Tons of freedom.
Freedom of time & schedule.
Freedom to be creative.
Freedom to meet and talk with people.
Freedom to be me. 100% in my life AND CAREER.
Freedom to travel.
Freedom to MAKE EPIC SHIT HAPPEN (should I want to).
Freedom to make my family a priority (hard to believe that would be a ‘freedom’).
I just wanna feel free.
And OMG, driving for Uber has given me a taste of what that freedom feels like. I love driving in the car. Windows down, music blasting. Then I pick someone up. We chat (or don’t). I have had some amazing & inspiring conversations with some wonderful people. That is something I love doing. PLUS, I work whenever I want. THAT feels amazing.
The biggest gift driving for Uber has given me?
It has allowed me to connect with the sense of freedom I want in my life. Condition-free freedom. That is what I want. And if I had not been driving for Uber and connecting with how important that is for me in my life and for my future career, I know I would be searching for WAY longer than I might be. Or I might pick something just to pick something and not have the clarity that this time has given me to figure out how imperative FREEDOM is to & for me.
Clarity, freedom, flexibility, it all feels so good!
Thank you Uber!
I am so grateful for all of this!
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