Today’s blog post is something I had fantasized about writing for years. It still doesn’t feel quite real but I’m pretty excited/nervous about it. I have made the decision to leave my office job to pursue blogging/freelance writing full time! It still feels weird to say it, but I’ve taken the leap and while scary, I couldn’t be happier.
For those of you who don’t know, I started my little blog over three years ago now. Since then I have been offered freelance writing contracts with L’Oreal Canada. It’s safe to say that blogging and freelance writing are my passions but I never imagined I would be able to make it a full time career. It was always one of those dreams that I hoped would come true, but the realist in me figured that probably wouldn’t happen.
Fast forward to about a month and a half ago to the busiest time in my life. I had just landed a new apartment with my boyfriend, scored a new office job, and I had never been busier with L’Oreal. I was so happy but also quite stressed. I felt as though I had taken on too much. I didn’t love my new job as much as I had hoped I would and since nothing seemed to be showing signs of slowing down, I started to wonder if I could make it as a freelance writer/blogger. Initially I wished I hadn’t taken the leap of moving out. If I still lived at home it would be a lot less risky because I would have less bills, but after talking things over with my boyfriend and my family, I felt empowered to make the decision. I was overwhelmed with support from both Cole and my family, which helped change my outlook. While the decision was all mine, their support really helped me decide to quit my job and take the chance on myself.
I gave myself a two week holiday from my blog when I quit my job to give me time to move into our new apartment and get settled. So while technically I have been a full time writer the last two weeks, I’m looking at today as being my first day and a fresh start.
It’s certainly nerve-wracking to move from something so stable to something unknown, but it was getting to the point where I felt as though I had to make a decision. I knew I wouldn’t be happy as a receptionist long term if I hadn’t at least given this a chance.
So, you can expect to see more content from me in the future and I’m excited to share this journey with you guys!
Have any of you left your jobs to pursue your passion? I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment down below!