This Life I Live

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My life truly changed a couple of months before I turned 27.

 

I found myself in a situation I knew all too well. I was in a job that wasn’t fulfilling, another relationship had just ended, and I wasn’t happy. I’d been there before and I knew I needed to make a change.

 

As someone who finds change intriguing and infatuating I’ve always welcomed it as a new adventure!

 

But for the first time, my desire for change was challenged by something else, I was plagued by fear. Fear of making the wrong choice, fear of not learning from my past decisions and mistakes, fear of being in the same situation a year or two from now. I knew I couldn’t afford to continue half-assing my existence hoping for something or someone to step in and save me.

 

And after some soul-searching and making a friend that truly changed my life and showed me the possibilities of what my world could be, a bout of clarity came through.

 

I’m a writer. I’ve always been a writer. Why am I not writing? Why do I not have a career in writing!

 

Before I’d always said my dream job was to be a successful writer. I wanted to write novels and travel the world. But I’d follow up by saying “but you don’t just magically produce a book and make enough to support yourself so I [insert job I didn’t enjoy] to pay the bills. I called that my “in the meantime”.

 

The problem was, my reality became my “in the meantime”. It became my whole life. I would have a spark of inspiration and write, write, write and then that would fade away and the amount of time I spent working on my writing would diminish more and more as I became swallowed up with the mundane routines of everyday living.

 

If I was going to make a change, a true change, I had to really commit to it and I had to do it now! So, I quit my part-time job that wasn’t taking me anywhere and devoted all of my energy on doing what I loved, writing!

 

Yes, I’ve done freelance writing for years but I never made the jump to create a career out of it.

 

So this time I wanted to focus on what I had been learning the past few weeks about entrepreneurship and creating success and honed in on copywriting instead of becoming a novelist.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I still want to write novels; but I reworked my intentions a bit.

 

Becoming a successful author was my big dream. It was at the top of the mountain, the center of my vision board, the ultimate. But I needed a means to get there, and I wanted that means to still be something I enjoyed, a life I could be proud of living. And so began my journey of building my own business in freelance copywriting.

 

My ultimate goal one day is to create a creative and educational platform for young writers to help facilitate and develop their writing and assist in their published achievements.

 

And that is not going to just mystically appear out of thin air!

 

So thank you for taking the time to read my first official blog post, I hope you stick around to see the magic unfold!

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5 comments

Angela Eisenman

I love this❤️

Danielle Diehl

What a fabulous blog! I often feel like you do! But having children make it more difficult to go after things!! Good luck on your new venture! You have a gift !!

Elizabeth Sayer

Great blog post, can’t wait to read more girl! Such an inspiration 🙂 proud of you for going after your dreams!

Beautiful writing, excited for you!

I love how you’re following your passions, such an inspiration!

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