“There has to be a way.. there has to be.” A single question plagued my mind this entire week and it continues to gnaw away at my mind like a parasite.
“How can I make money on my own time and not return to the grind, the 9-5 office life?”
It’s been 6 days since I’ve started my unemployment life, and I am truly enjoying it. I no longer wake up feeling anxious about going to work, I’ve been able to work on my novel for NaNoWriMo (looks like I’m on track to finish by Nov 25. Yay!), and I get to reevaluate how I’m learning how to draw (more on this later).
Life is great, but what remains is one more problem, how am I going to make money? I want to keep living this life. A life where I get to focus on myself and do what I want, but I still have to make money in order to fund what I’m doing. It’s been awhile since I’ve used Textbroker, but I’ve managed to jump back on and finish two more articles. Unfortunately, two articles isn’t enough to live on because that only equates to approximately $2.50, but that’s enough to buy a spam musubi! HAH!
Realizing my situation and what I want has allowed me to create a goal for myself. A goal to complete before the end of this month. Find a source of income that allows me the flexibility to work towards my goal, so no office job, no set hours, and no dealing with rush hour traffic.
So a new call to action, a new goal has been added to my list for this month:
- Finish my novel for NaNoWriMo
- Find new classes for me to learn how to draw
- Find a job that allows me to be flexible and work from anywhere
The first goal, easy enough. Like I said, I’m already on track to finish so I just need to keep pushing through.
The second goal and third goal will of course require further research. The second goal, will require me to figure out what I want to do with my newfound drawing skills so its time to research careers and how to reach it. The third goal means researching contract/freelance jobs, potentially in writing. I’d love to do freelance drawing, but my skills are nowhere near professional… yet. Writing will have to be my source of income, because I seem to be a lot better at it.
Today is November 2, so that means I have 28 more days to figure all this out. If I can do this then I’ll be one step closer to reaching my dream. There’s no going back, remember the promise I made to myself. I promised that I’d never go back to an office job, that I’d never settle.
So here goes nothing. Wish me luck!