Thursday, April 22, 2010

Slowly but surely...

Yes, I am slowly but surely making this opportunity work for me. Granted, there have been some hard times, and I have had to accept some assistance from a friend that I normally never would have...but I think it will all be worth it in the end.

I am very excited to have the chance to explore this journey! I have been able to find several good jobs in my area of work (writing), although I have discovered something in my personality that makes this type of work a little harder than I expected.

My major issue at this time seems to be a lack of ability to manage my time well. I often feel like I spend all day long sitting in front of my computer, which means that I SHOULD be working and SHOULD be making money, right? Well, that is not really the case a lot of the time. Unfortunately, I seem to spend a lot of time doing things that are NOT things that I am going to get paid for! This is obviously NOT a good use of my time, but I have a very hard time avoiding it.

In a future post, I will address the schedule issue....I need to figure out how to devise a schedule myself, however, before I can advise anyone else! :-)

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Coming up for air....

Lol...I am attempting to update my blogs, and have saved this one for last. I can't say that I am a successful writer at this point, but I can say that I have managed to avoid having to go back to an office job where I will be miserable.

Unfortunately, I also have to admit that I have not been giving this opportunity everything I have. I am working just barely enough to keep my head afloat at this point, and not much more. But at this point, it is a process that I am trying to get a handle on.

This, I have to say, is currently my main problem. I have a HUGE problem with procrastination, and although I go to bed every night saying that TOMORROW will be hasn't been, yet. But I have hope, and I have faith in myself, which I think might be my biggest asset at this point.

I'll be back soon with more info.


Monday, November 30, 2009

The Beginning

Well, I have done it. I have finally decided that I am going to work from home. I am going to make a full time living by doing what I love to do best...write.

For those of you who have read my other blogs, you know that I have struggled for the last couple of years with jobs and bosses and my own identity and desires. I am through with all of that. Finally, the realization has hit home that money is not everything. It does not matter if my paycheck is twice the size of any paycheck I have ever received....if I am not happy.

I have not been happy. I have not been happy for a very long time. In fact, I would probably go as far as saying that I have been miserable with my life for about the last six years...since my mother died. Now, don't get me wrong, I will never regret doing the things I had to do after she passed or taking the road that I had to take. But now it is time that I take my own that will hopefully lead to the happiness that I have been unable to find for so long.

It is odd to look back at the person I was before her death and the person I am now and see the differences. Some of those differences are good, but I also see that a lot of them are not. That is not what I want in my life.

So this is the beginning. The beginning of my search for the happiness I lost so many years ago...