This Is My Chance To Make It Happen!
A big change has finally come for me. I’m hoping it’s the little push I need to work on reaching my goal of making a full time income working from home as a blogger, freelance writer, and virtual assistant. I launched this website on April 1 of this year with the hopes of being able to work it as a side hustle while still maintaining my full time job. Things didn’t exactly go as planned. I felt like I just never had enough time. I would leave my house at 7:15 in the morning and not return until 5:30pm, then it was time for making dinner, helping kids with homework and getting household chores done. By the time the regular life chores were done, I was beat. I’m a single mother of 3 who gets very little help with the kids from my ex husband. I was exhausted by the end of the day and couldn’t bear staying up until the wee hours of the morning just to be a walking zombie the next day. I’m too old for that shit.
I’ll be honest, my ultimate goal was to be able to quit my dead end low paying job and do what I truly love -- write full time. I didn’t speak much of my job because I didn’t know who may read this. I was at my job for 4.5 years and for most of that time, I loved it. It didn’t pay well but I enjoyed going to work every day. I enjoyed the work and the people I worked with and I gained some amazing experience and skills from it. That was, up until the last year. I grew tired of working my ass off every day and not getting paid my worth. I was tired of being overlooked for other jobs and I was very tired of new people being hired in making more money than I was! I knew the job was a dead end and no matter how hard I worked or how much effort I put into it, I was never going to get anywhere further with the company. I was stuck. I needed the job though and one of the only reasons I stayed there for so long was because they were very lenient with being able to take time off work. Being a single mom of 3, my kids had a lot of appointments that I had to take them to and I knew that most jobs wouldn’t allow it as much as this one did.
In December, the company laid some people off last minute due to lack of work. When I decided to start this side hustle, I always had the thought in the back of my head that getting laid off would work out well for me because I would still be able to collect unemployment to help with the bills while having the ability to dedicate my day to making this business work for me. I felt like I just didn’t have enough hours in the day to get where I wanted to be. As of this past Tuesday, I was given notice that I was to work out the rest of the week and then I would be laid off because the company lost another huge client and had to make a lot of cuts. I knew it was coming. Deep down I was hoping I would be one of the ones let go.. And I was! I think they expected me to be upset and possibly even cry but I didn’t! I was FINE with it!
I am praying and hoping that this is my break. I’ve always struggled. I have struggled as a kid and I struggle as an adult working paycheck to paycheck. I would see others succeed and live the lavish life that I wanted but I guess I felt like that type of life wasn’t meant for me. Am I meant to struggle my entire life? I certainly don’t expect anything to be just handed to me but why can’t I have some comfort and fun? Our family doesn’t take family vacations or even fun road trips. It’s just not something we can do nor have we ever been able to do. I’ve never been able to take my kids on fun vacations far away. Since attempting this hustle, I’ve read stories upon stories of people who are making 5k or even 25k a month! A month!! Sharing photos of themselves with their families on lavish vacations. I read their stories and think to myself, how would that feel? .. but then I think, what makes them any better than me? Why can’t I achieve that, too? I know it won't’ happen overnight but damn it, I deserve that!! I’ve had blogs before but they never really went anywhere. I may have made a few bucks but nothing like some of these bloggers bring in on a monthly basis.
It’s my time. My time to put the work in. I’m going to post my journey, my wins, my losses, and my struggles on this blog. I have no idea what the future holds for me but I hope that some of you will come along for the ride and cheer me on. Being a single mother who is now out of work, I really don’t have a choice! I have to do something! I have to reach my goals some how and get the life that my kids and I deserve. This is my journey to blogging and freelancing success. Subscribe to my email list and join me!