It’s time for a new adventure. I have decided to follow the dream I’ve had since I was just a child, the dream of being a writer. Rather than spend my weekdays building someone else’s dream for a paycheck, I have made the decision to leave my job and pour all my creative energy into what I love. Books.
There are two sides to me. My conservative half is all about following the rules and expectations of society. You grow up, you get a job, you raise a family, you save for retirement, then when you retire and you can do what you really love if you can afford it. But my wild creative half has been stifled by the day to day, forced into a box for too long a time and it’s starting to take it’s toll on me emotionally. I am too much of a free spirit to live my entire life in the corporate world. I have to create. I have to express. I have to connect.
I am fortunate enough to have a husband who understands my creative needs. He has agreed to me leaving my job to stay home and work on my book while he brings home the bacon.
This is a difficult choice for me because I love the company I work for. I love my boss. They are hands down the best of both I’ve ever had. I know that on a daily basis, I make a difference for the company and its employees. But as much as I love it, I know that how you spend your days is how you spend your life. It’s time to spend my life following my writing dreams.
While I still have that anxiety once in awhile where I wonder if I’m doing the right thing by leaving a job I love so much, I know in my heart that this is the path for me. And while there are a few people who honestly must think I’m crazy for such an abrupt change in my life, most of the people I know, both personally and professionally have been wonderfully supportive and are wishing me the best of luck. So here’s to new adventures, new ideas, and new beginnings.
So what am I working on exactly?
My first project is a short story with the working title Blue Shoes. I’m not entirely sold on that title yet. While I like the title itself, I’m not sure that it portrays quite what I’m going for in this particular piece. But if nothing better presents itself, Blue Shoes it is.
My other, much larger project is a novel about a man with social anxiety. The title for this one, I am entirely satisfied with. It will be called The Art of Being Vulnerable. I will be working on the latest draft for my Camp NaNoWriMo project in April.
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