Monthly Archives: October 2011

Revelations of a Dream Job

Downtown skyscrapers in Denver, Colorado.

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So as I mark my last few days in Denver and in Colorado in general, I went about getting things packed, while trying (and sometimes failing) at getting some work, at some point my brain made an actual connection.

Perhaps it’s the various blogs from Freelance Folder, Freelance Advisor, ProBlogger, or CopyBlogger, but at some point this week, I had a revelation.

When new freelancers first get in to freelancing, the experts will tell you to pick something you love and enjoy. For many people, their freelancing business is usually their dream job – something that they’ve always wanted to do but for what ever reason weren’t able to do until they decided to start freelancing.

For anyone following this blog, the reason I got into freelancing was because of one thing – money. In the midst of our global, financial breakdown, the company I was working for went down just as our clients went down and the obvious solution was to embark on something I was good at that could bring in extra money.

And for nearly two years, I’ve done the whole article thing – this year being the actual official year that I’ve been actually freelancing without that other job underneath me. And I’ve spent plenty of time telling you just how much I’m not enjoying it and at times when I do enjoy (though not as much) and something happened this week.

I’ve had a revelation.

I’m actually doing my dream job.

Since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a writer. Oh, I wanted to be a published author in the fiction realm, but essentially, I’m actually doing what I’ve wanted to do since I was a child.

Whoa.

So as I get ready to head to Virginia, I have a very unique opportunity before me and I really do hope that I can see this through. Without the pressures of room, board, and food, I can sit down and figure out if this freelancing thing is truly what I want it to be. Is freelancing my dream job with a different name? Have I been blind this whole time?

What do you think? If you’re getting the blog and you’re freelancing, let me know. I’m also posting to the Socials, so leave me comments there on your thoughts.

I think it’s time to get some soul searching going.