A Roller Coaster Ride of Events

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The past few days have held a roller coaster of events.

Just a matter of hours after I submitted my application, I got an email back saying that I would be the perfect person for the job! After a few more emails, I set to work and wrote what I thought would be my first paid piece of writing ever.

A couple of days later, I received an email back saying that the owners of the blog decided not to start any bike-related sections and that they didn't really need me anymore.

What a disappointment! For a few precious moments I saw the glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel. I thought that finally I might be able to quit my part time job and just focus solely on writing and college.

I don't know when exactly I made this decision, but at some point I decided that I'm going to try to find enough freelance writing work to enable me to quit the part-time minimum-wage job that I only work to put a little money in my pockets. I think that our occupation should be so much more to us than a simple paycheck... it should be our passion! But for many of us (myself included, at the present time) that's just not the case.

But I think it is a worthy goal to strive for.

If you are interested in hiring me to do any sort of work pertaining to writing or proofreading/editing, please feel free to email me.

4 comments:

  1. 'But I think it is a worthy goal to strive for.'

    Yes it is buddy.
    We all need to make a living somehow, but anymore there is so much more to life. My jobs need to be more than just a check- its become my philosiphy that 'if money is the only carrot you can dangle on that stick Im not really interested'.

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  2. Thanks for the input, Daniel. I agree, there's so much more to life than money!

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  3. You got the job man. If nothing else, it should be super encouraging to know that you can score a part-time position with an organization like that! Who knows, maybe they will change their minds again?

    It's awesome to hear that you're already so close to finding a way to make money off of your writing. I'm excited for you man!

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  4. That's true AJ, thanks for the encouragement! I actually landed a deal with Singletracks.com... more info to come!

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