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LaurieDeer

ive months ago, I left a very high paying job with excellent benefits and flexibility to pursue my dream job. The day of my resignation, I did not know what my dream career was but I knew what it was not. I spent the summer mulling over the things I love to do as oppose to the things I can do. My ideal career forged in my mind as a writer, in college and university I wrote part-time to supplement my income. Throughout the past 20 years, I maintained a writing interest and a journal. Over the years I wrote proposals, letters to the editors, I wrote to myself, I wrote gratitude journals. In the past couple of years, writing and journaling kept my sanity as I went through changes at work.

So there I sat on the first day of school, scared to death that I made the hugest mistake ever. The biggest was the financial strain on the family but I am an optimist know my choice was right. My career change had nothing to do with money or prestige; I wanted something of substance to attach myself. I want a career I love and loves me. Therefore, in a span of a couple hours I created a website blog, Link and began sharing my stories with others. The joy and love I derive from it is enormous.

Therefore, without knowing what, when or how I began my ideal career as a writer. A work in progress and continuing to evolve each day I smile looking back at the past few years of inner conflict, which brought me here. It is worth every sleepless night. My favorite quote to end is: "You can do anything you want all you have to do is set your mind to it” Tionores 1987.

Shared by LaurieDeer on 11/17/08
LaurieDeer

Obviously I need an editor, my cut and paste from Word turned to mush. For those including myself who perfer to read the edited version of my tip, read below :)

Five months ago, I left a very high paying job with excellent benefits and flexibility to pursue my dream job. The day of my resignation, I did not know what my dream career was but I knew what it was not. I spent the summer mulling over the things I love to do as oppose to the things I can do. My ideal career forged in my mind as a writer, in college and university I wrote part-time to supplement my income. Throughout the past 20 years, I maintained an interest in writing and a journal. Over the years I wrote proposals, letters to the editors, I wrote to myself and I wrote gratitude journals. In the past couple of years, writing and journaling preserved my sanity as I went through changes at work.

So there I sat on the first day of school, after the bus left with my boys, alone and scared to death that I made the hugest mistake ever. The biggest issue was the financial strain on my family but I am an optimist knew I made the right choice. My career change had nothing to do with money or prestige; I wanted something of substance to attach myself. I want a career I love and one that loves me. Therefore, in a span of a couple hours I created a website blog, Link and began sharing my stories with others. The joy and love I derive from it is enormous and it is fun.

Therefore, without knowing what, when or my ideal career as a writer emerged. A work in progress and continues to evolve each day. I smile looking back at the past few years of inner conflict, which brought me here. It is worth every sleepless night. My favorite quote to end is “You can do anything you want, all you have to do is set your mind to it” Tionores 1987.

eherzer

I love your blog! Really fun - I shall be keeping up with it!

  • By eherzer
  • on 11/17/08 9:09 PM EST