Okay. So I didn't exactly "ditch the job." I was let go because of end of the year budget cuts or something like that. And it wasn't just me either; EVERYONE I WORKED WITH (except three people) were let go or found another job before it was their turn to be released.
I'm trying to see this as a blessing in disguise. While I'm still searching for another part time job, most of my attention is going back into my writing. Since I moved out of my parent's house at the beginning of the year I have written next to nothing. I simply haven't had time what with working forty plus hours a week- I applaud anyone who does this and still manages to get in time for writing. You are basically a superhero of the writing community.
But thankfully now I have an amazing, wonderful boyfriend (my high school sweetheart came back to me! Everyone say awwwww) with an amazing, wonderful job. I can now focus on my writing again. And the best part? He WANTS me to focus on my writing! He loves me so much he wants me to do what makes me happy. And you know what that is? WRITING.
So you know what my new job is? WRITING BOOKS.
You know how freaking hard it is to make any money from writing book? VERY.
You know what that means? You guys seriously need to buy a copy of Abhorrence and Affection. Seriously. Though my babe is supportive of my writing career, I still want to bring in SOME form of money so I'm not just hanging around like a pet waiting for him to get off work. I'm sure my strong women out there get what I'm saying. (There will be a link to the book at the end of this blog post).
And you know what else I've noticed since I've started writing daily again? My *anxiety, which has been going off the roof for the past couple months, has calmed down enough for me to relax and enjoy life. I don't worry about stupid crap anymore. I know that has got to be so much better for the health.
I am so excited to get right back into the writing community again. (I hope no one's forgotten me!!! Or worse... I've forgotten how to write.,..) I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces and spending time just enjoying life, as opposed to stressing and withering away like an ox on a farm.
This will be good for me, I think.
Oh! And I'll start writing weekly blog posts again! YAY!!!!
Oh! And here's the link to Abhorrence and Affection I promised: https://www.amazon.com/Abhorrence-Affection-Madeline-Courtney-ebook/dp/B013J862H4
GO BUY IT. IT'S ON SALE FOR $0.99. JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
SERIOUSLY. PLEASE GO BUY IT. BEING A FULL TIME WRITER MEANS I NEED THE MONEY.
I've got to figure out how to end these things.
*For those of you that don't know, I suffer from a very severe case of worry- or WHAT IF- anxiety that peaks randomly throughout the day. Writing has been my creative outlet for years. Having it taken away from me made my life so difficult. I would have panic attacks over silly things that would probably never happen. Now that I've gone back to writing daily, the anxiety has dropped drastically and I can actually goes days without having a panic attack.