I decided a long time ago that a 9-5 job just wouldn’t work for me. I’m a free spirit! I need to work from home so that I can travel and sit in coffee shops and only work when I get good and ready. I mean it really seems like the perfect solution. I never had anything that I ‘wanted to be when I grew up.’ I have had exactly one job that lasted longer than my usual 9 months (and it was bartending.) I have a fun and quirky voice (according to my mother.) YouTuber! Freelance writing! Blogging! Novelist! All of these are very good options. (On another subject, how did people plan their stay-at-home careers before Pinterest?)
I often feel like I have good ideas that I would like to write about. But, I’ve never taken any classes on writing, I don’t have any experience writing, I don’t even have a very big Twitter following. How could I make a viable career out of writing? The answer is, I probably won’t. My sister has a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in English, and a Master’s degree in Library Science. If that girl isn’t making it as the writer in the family, I certainly won’t. But, I do have a sociology degree and a can-do attitude! Well, that’s not really true. My can-do attitudes usually last for an hour or so and then I have to take a break and watch SVU for four hours.
How do people do this? There are tons of blogs I’ve read about how to start freelance writing, and here’s a list of all the places you can freelance for! All you need is a portfolio and references and all the time in the world and we’ll give you $50! I think the word ‘beginner’ means something different to Pinterest than it does to me. Maybe I’ll try writing some personal essays. I’ve got a few good drunken college stories. Those are hard to come by right? I’ve got a semi-great idea for a novel/screenplay and absolutely zero idea on how to start that. I do have a tiny book called 300 Writing Prompts. That has to be groundbreaking, right?
Also just found a “blog post” I wrote a little back in 2015 when I first decided I was going to make it as a blogger. I can see how much I’ve grown. For example, I no longer work at a bar! I’ve actually had two jobs since then (ouch.) And I fulfilled the wish I expressed at the beginning of this post. I do not have a 9-5 job!
I’m unemployed, please send help.