Sometimes, just when you think everything’s going according to The Plan, the rug can be pulled from beneath your Conversed little feet quicker than you know how to deal with it.
In the space of a week, my relationship ended, I moved out of my home and I finished the full-time writing gig I’d been doing for the last eight months. (Hey, eight months is a long time for somebody who said she’d never work a full-time job again.)
That’s right, everything I thought I knew has disappeared and it’s just me and my laptop once again. After the initial shock wore off, I became aware that this stripping down of, well, almost everything in my life is actually a cathartic process with the outcome being that I can do absolutely anything I like.
So, I’ve been asking myself:
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- Shall I work steadfastly on my freelance writing Udemy course I’ve been longing to complete and get out into the world? (UPDATE: It’s complete! Click here for a Freelance Writers Online reader discount of 50%.)
- Do I pack a bag and head off on one of my long travel trips? (Perhaps. Although this has been my default reaction in the past, I don’t feel the urge so strongly right now.)
- Where shall I live? (Just in a different part of The Most Expensive City on Planet Earth, I suppose.)
One of the (many) great things about earning a living from freelance writing online is that I can do it from anywhere. I’ve already taken my freelance writing business to India, Australia, Thailand and Malaysia so I know I can handle keeping to my deadlines as a nomadic wordsmith while I ponder my options.
I have a Chromebook (if you must know) and so store all my words in that cloud people often speak of but don’t fully understand. This means I can pick up where I left off with my freelance writing work whether I’m in London, Mumbai or, um, in my mum’s spare room in the Essex countryside.
Rock and roll.
So for now, it’s just me, my laptop… and you. Thanks for sticking around for those who do. And for those who don’t?
I bid you adieu.
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