My life blew up
I've been gone for so long because I was waiting for things to happen. But several things started to happen, and then I could hardly keep up. I worried that you wouldn't understand. I'm sorry.
There were so many emotions in adapting to my new world that I hardly felt I could make people fathom what I was going through. I started my own writing business - mostly writing for business websites and advertorials on my own.
I don't know any women my age who are doing what I'm doing, although I know they're out there. From the outside, all of my changes may have seemed minimal to others, but for me, my life has been transformed in ways that I never expected. I've grown so much. I'm a different woman now.
Overall, I launched my new writing business.
Launching a business, for me, is one of the craziest things I've ever done besides moving to Australia with two weeks notice.
I stopped depending on workplaces to pay me, and I started to depend on myself. This has involved lots of networking, and it's really paid off. Every time I'm paid more than I was in my old jobs, my heart beats fast.
I like building something based on myself. These are my talents right here. Most of that is writing, and in doing so, I like being paid. Being able to reach inside of myself for my talent and then be rewarded with money is so resourceful and cool. I wish I had done this sooner.
It's possible! People really do care!
My biggest predicament in working for someone else was that my desk was labelled with my name in an office that was not mine and I was expected to do things that sometimes made me feel out of my element. My let's be real element. My let's be honest with everyone element. My let's have integrity element.
Knowing inside I'm a journalist at heart and I believe in following the truth, whatever that may be. I wanted to use my authentic voice.
So where does this leave me? Still, in a world of self-discovery. Taking it one day at a time. Not predicting my future because there's always a huge surprise. I have found myself an amazing new network of people who really believe in what they do and how they can contribute to people around them as a result. This has been really inspiring to me.
What's the craziest thing that you've done lately? Do you regret it? If you haven't done it yet, would you like to? Or are you ok with staying the same forever?