Happy Friday and November (November!?!) everyone! I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by. Only two months left of 2013, a trying and transformational year for me personally. I look back at the past 10 months and I can’t fathom how much my life has changed in less than a year. But before I get into all that, lets get to the bag of V-Dog Breathbones giveaway! Random.org has spoken and the winner is…
Congrats Jackie!! And thank you to everyone who entered – I have more giveaways planned so keep on the lookout for those. Newsletter subscribers are the first to hear of contests, so if you want a heads up sign up HERE!
Back to reflection…I started off 2013 as a full time executive assistant in a corporate office and now I am pretty much a full time blogger working some freelance part time gigs to make ends meet. Crazy. I never would have imagined my life would be like this. Had the universe not kicked me in the ass, I most likely would have remained in corporate America indefinitely even though I was never happy.
The freelance lifestyle is hard, I’m not going to lie. People in general are unreliable and when you don’t have that corporate structure as a backbone for employment anything can happen. I wonder on a monthly basis if I’ll be able to pay rent and bills. It’s stressful for sure. But the upside is the freedom it affords me. I make my own hours. I get to hang out at home with my dogs. It’s certainly a trade off.
I still struggle with the decision to live this way and sometimes consider going back into an office for the financial security. Every time I really think about what that means I get a little sick to my stomach though. In the past 12 years (the majority of my adult life) I have never had a job that I liked. Sure I have worked for some amazing people, I have been lucky in that sense, but the job itself was never really me. I felt stifled and unfulfilled.
I’m going to keep at this for now and continue to be creative when it comes to thinking of ways to bring in money each month. I’ll take it a month at a time for as long as I can and just see what the universe has in store for me.