I’ve been torn about this decision for a long time. I thought I’d made it and then the restaurant I work for was bought out. I told myself I would hold off on the decision until the new owners had some time to get organized. It’s been a few weeks now and the decision was looming over me. Stay or quit and go back to writing from home full time.
I know that there is money to be made with writing. I’ve done it before and I have enough offers that I can have the same amount of income in much less time when compared to the hours that I put in working for someone else. It shouldn’t be a hard decision. But I hate to quit a job. I feel like I’m hurting someone.
But then I remembered that the job I do is not rocket science. It’s cooking. New cooks can be trained.
But it is hard to find something you love to do. And I love to write.
After a few days of talking it over with my husband, I decided to put in my two weeks notice. I did that on Monday.
I have some clients lined up and starting the first week of July I’ll be doing ghostwriting again. I’m looking forward to it.
My biggest challenge is always time management. I confess – I have a bit of a Facebook addiction. I can waste hours on it. Days even.
So, my husband and I came to an arrangement…
The router gets unplugged before I get up in the morning (he’s always up before me) and I get up by 10 am at the latest (ok, I know that is late for most people but I’m a night owl. I like to be up late – I’m not really productive when I’m up late though) and I don’t get the Internet until 1 PM at the earliest. I write whatever project I’m working on from 10 AM – 1 PM.
At 1 PM I get an hour and a half for coffee/lunch and errands.
Then from 2:30 PM to around 4 or 5 PM I work on Daily Two Cents/Writedge stuff.
Then I get some time to write for me.
If all goes well, I’ll be able to finish by around 6 PM and spend some time with my hubby.
I’m excited about going back to the life I love – working from home!