It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog, but I recently met someone who encouraged me to continue these so here I am. Those that have been following me for a while know that I left a corporate job in October of 2013. It was a big risk leaving a job with great benefits and security but I don’t regret it. I decided to follow my heart and do everything in my power to make a living with writing. In the past two years I’ve self-published 7 books and written around 10. I don’t regret leaving my corporate job even though I took odd jobs here and there to make ends meet. It’s been exhilarating and stressful!
About two weeks ago I got a call from my old corporate job, which I left almost two years ago for the usual reasons—money and my boss wasn’t the greatest. I loved this job. It was challenging, played to my strengths and fed my unquenchable thirst for learning. For the first time in my life, no one cared how young I was, just that I had the will to learn and the capability to complete the job. It was amazing. I bloomed here and learned everything from HTML coding to how to apply for a Chinese visa. Every day was a challenge and I thrived on it. It actually pained me to leave this job because I loved it but I knew I had to leave or I’d become resentful and bitter. Anyway, the former Director retired and the new one asked if I would be interested in a six month temporary position with a hefty hourly wage (what I should have gotten paid years ago). I said I was interested because:
- I would love to pay off some bills
- I want to go on a cruise to Japan in 2016
- I loved the job, company and people
- The fact that this job is coming up again is a sign… right?
I got the job.
The day of my 27th birthday I walked through the double doors, part terrified, part excited. It’s like I never left. I got kisses on both cheeks (some of the employees are French) and much hugs were passed around. If there was ever a job I’d put above writing it’s this one. It seems tailor made for me and it’s one I accidentally fell into two years ago. I’ve committed to this job for the next 6 months and it’s going to be insane. There’s loads of work to slosh through and much to learn.
I guess you all know why I’m writing this… I will be writing, but definitely not as much as I “should.” I will be tinkering around with manuscripts in my downtime, but I doubt that I will get out anything by the end of the year. I know that I promised Unmemorable and Birthright 3 but that’s going to have to take a back seat for now. I promise to finish the books but I have no release date and won’t for a while. It’s amazing that this company called me back nearly two years later. It’s an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I feel like I have built up my writing catalogue enough to take a small break (not really a break at all) to crush some bills and pay for my cruise which is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Life is so weird. You never know what’s going to come your way. Be ready for anything and watch for the signs. 😉 Wish me luck!