I Tried, I Failed, And Then I Succeeded.
I quit my job.
I had a great part time job that was everything one might want, and then some. It was 2 miles from my house, I worked 2 days a week, and it was at the school that my oldest son attends (which is right next door to the school my youngest son attends).
I quit because my blogging/writing career has taken off a bit, and I had to choose one path to focus on. I have been invited to some amazing events in the last year and was running out of time off for my part time job.
So, I am no longer an employed speech therapist. I’m now a Professional Blogger, Freelance Writer, and a Small Business/Blog Social Media Consultant.
I quit a job that I had gone to college for six years to train for.
It’s a little crazy, and a little unsettling, but I’m getting used to it.
Finding jobs is new to me because I’m not comfortable yet with selling myself. All of the work I have had thus far has come to me – I’ve consulted with business owners about their social media influence and strategy and have had websites and blogging liaison groups approach me asking me to write for them.
Recently, I sought out my first job.
To make a long story short (and it’s a long story, believe me), I pitched… and failed.
And don’t think that I’m saying I failed so you can say, “I bet you did fine!” because it wasn’t like that. I was concentrating on reading a keynote and following my index cards and making eye contact and remembering my jokes… and I rambled for 10 minutes and literally don’t remember what I said. What I should have done was sit on a desk in front of them and speak from the heart.
I learned a very valuable lesson that day, and I’m not allowing that experience to define me.
I’m concentrating on the positive, and I’m so unbelievably happy that I have a few of them to concentrate on over the summer.
I wrote my first magazine article and can expect to see my words in print in next month’s iPhone Life magazine.
I developed my first social media plan, and am now getting ready to help a CA real estate company increase their online presence through social media.
I finished my fist big project with one of the websites I write for, DinnerTool:
and last but not least, I redecorated and painted our home office.
So, that’s life on my front. Tell me about your good news!
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