You know, I've been working full time for what seems like an eternity - my whole adult life really. However, the last 4 years have opened up my eyes to see what the potential of running, organizing and (my most favorite) marketing Renaissance Faires.
Yes, my husband and I have been lucky enough to put together two renaissance festivals here in MA, and I've learned quite a bit during this time. I am nervous about tomorrow, as we need to face the City of Gloucester, MA to let them know what we plan on doing. I plan on bringing photos, recommendations (and boy, did we get a lot of really nice ones, I guess it really didn't hurt to ask), map, schedule of event(s), ads/promotions, and wear something nice but comfortable.
IF all goes well, and we get the green light (which is what I'm praying for at this point in time) we will get recognition from everyone involved to say, hey, they went out of their way to help us...maybe this IS our sign that this is what we are supposed to be doing. AND well, if this boosts our careers into something we've always dreamed of doing, then we're doing it!
I guess my point is, that if you are stuck in a 9 - 5 job (or day gig as we musicians like to call it) then you really need to make things happen for yourself...opportunities are out there, you just have to figure out which ones are for you and just go for it!