In the beginning there was my writing blog. To date I’ve blogged tips and resources for freelance writers and how they can get paid for their craft.
It’s been good – people have liked it.
But I want more; it’s time for a change.
You see, as time has marched on (as time tends to) my vision for this blog is developing into an exploration of my snowballing curiosity about a few other things. Things such as:
- Can I (and should I) encourage people to quit their day jobs and pursue their dream jobs instead?
- Can anybody be a freelance writer online these days and make a living out of it?
- Why is blogging so damn effective – not to mention exciting – for the modern day freelancer?
- What type of person is an ‘entrepreneur’ and can you own a ‘business’ while gallivanting around the world in your flip flops?
My ultimate question though, and one I’m still discovering different answers to daily, is this:
Why isn’t everybody catching on to the realisation that you can enjoy your your work without having to be miserable (or worse – bored) for 80% of it?
Which in turn leads me to ponder:
Is it because everybody has simply been told ‘that’s life’ so many times that they’ve just swallowed it and got on with things?
Well I’m here to tell it like this: that isn’t life.
At least it doesn’t have to be.
It is indeed time for a change and in my patch of the virtual world (you’re in it by the way) we will examine the answers to questions like these and will not take everything we’ve been taught about work, life and society at face value.
I say ‘we’ because so far all the best answers have come from you. That’s right – you lot: the writers, the clever internet marketers, the social media guys, the freelance web geeks, the app makers, the artists, the photographers, the nomadic wanderers.
I’m talking about the community – both here and on social media: the freelancers, the entrepreneurs, the dreamers, the doers, the creators, the believers. The people who strive to create meaning and be happy and the people who just won’t settle for second best.
And why should we? What are we saving our ‘very best’ for? Our next lives? No, the time is now and the place is here (or wherever you happen to find yourself).
It’s time to be the change we want to see in the world.
It’s time to live life on our own terms, to be happy with ourselves and the lives we’ve created.
What’s more, it’s time to help others to do the same.
The time is right now. I can feel it, and I sense you can too. It’s time for a change.
Besides, the time will pass anyway – you may as well spend it acting like a frickin’ superhero.
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