It is so easy to go through life doing the same repetitive thing day in and day out. Your comfortable with your life but you’re a little too afraid to rock the boat. Sometimes you have to take that leap out of your comfort zone to find something incredible.
I know all too well, I was stuck in a constant downward spiral for 5 1/2 years. I didn’t think I could do anything else. I had conditioned my brain to think it was normal to have migraines every other day, get yelled at by co-workers, and truthfully dislike hearing the alarm go off in the mornings.
I love writing, reading, and learning new things. Any things of all kinds. I love words and I have as long as I can remember. I had created another blog before this one for years but never did a lot with it but an occasional sponsored article and a personal post about my weekend.
One day sitting in a morning meeting listening to my fellow co-workers complain about the priorities they were supposed to be doing daily I couldn’t help but think how much happier I would be by not sitting in that seat or stepping through the door at 7am every morning, just counting the hours until 6pm when my sentence would be over and I could go home to drink a glass of red wine and sing to my cat.
After thinking about exiting my day job I fantasizes about creating a writing business. That is what I wanted to do, to become a freelance writer. I could set my own hours, at my own desk in the comforts of my office, a sunny beach, or a fragrant coffee shop. I caught a sudden wave of excitement as I thought about researching a topic before outlining and writing an article. I actually smiled, after weeks I smiled.
On December 1st 2016 I walked into work with a letter for my resignation in which I turned in. As I walked out of the boss’ door I smiled again. I did it! I gave my employer an entire month to find someone to fill my position (which they actually hired 3 different people to fill my position).
Thus The Write Words Freelance was born! I have never been so excited, nervous, anxious, or happy in my life. I pushed myself way beyond my comfort zone! I have done a few articles and I love setting my own hours and the freedom to work where I want. I am anxious because I have no idea how it will work out but if I didn’t do this I would never know. I am learning all I can about freelance writing and the writing process.
I encourage anyone who has a thought or an idea of what makes you happy to just go for it. It would probably have been a good idea to get steady clients before I quit my job but that wasn’t an option. I have taken a position 2 days a week to make sure my bills are all paid on time. I actually love this job too, I work with my aunt at her insurance agency. I am totally happy with the decisions I have made so far. I haven’t had a migraine but twice in almost 2 months as opposed to every other day.