You know how they always say, “Don’t quit your day job”? Well, I did. In my defence I had to do it for non-writing related reasons and I know without a doubt it was the right thing to do, but still, I agonized over the pro’s and con’s. It’s scary. I’m waving goodbye to a regular paycheque.
One of the pro’s? I can work at writing full-time. At least for a while. DH agreed that I could take until late spring to pursues writing as a career move—and then, if nothing has changed, I go back into the work force.
I’m excited! And I’m scared. I really, really want this to happen for me, to be an income earning writer. And yet I know there are no promises.
But still, I’m trying.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” Sure, she was probably referring to soldiers traveling overseas to face the battlefield, but don’t we all face a battlefield of some sort? Sometimes it’s opposition from family members or friends, sometimes (most times) it’s in our own minds.
Another pro? Since I have to give back the computer I’m currently working on I got to buy my very own laptop! (I had to give up getting a bike to do it, but hey, no one said there wouldn’t be sacrifices—and thanks Walmart for that terrific sale!). I’ve never owned a computer that wasn’t owned by someone else first – no previous owner residue! The user name is actually mine!
Isn’t it pretty?
I know you’re waiting for the con’s but, honestly, I can’t think of any right now. I’m in new era honeymoon bliss. Ahhhh.
Have you done anything scary lately?