Until this post, I’ve used my blog to share thoughts in more of a story format. I can’t say for sure that this will be the one and only time I break my short lived tradition or not, but I had a thought to share and figured why not share it here!
As you may have already guessed, I don’t yet write professionally. It’s the goal I’m after, but I haven’t yet reached it. So, like most people in the world, I have a day job that pays the bills. Only my story, about the day job, is a little different than most. You see, just over a year ago, I made the difficult decision to say goodbye to my steady paying job of almost 6 years in hopes of something more. The irony is that I really didn’t know what I was doing other than following what I felt and believed was right at that time in my life. Have you ever been down that road? Not quite sure why you feel it’s right to make a certain choice, just that you know it is? Well, I felt strongly that it was time for a change and I followed through.
A year later, I sit here, looking back on that decision. Some people in my life have been very supportive, others…not so much. Some have praised me for my faith and even bravery while others have openly ridiculed me for my stupidity, putting my life and that of my family’s in jeopardy. The truth of the matter is that it has been a difficult road full of challenges I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, but as is the case with anything challenging, if it doesn’t kill you it will make you stronger or better in some way.
Several months ago, it became apparent that I needed to find another job before things got any worse. After a couple months of nothing, I managed to find what I now refer to as my ‘get by’ job that didn’t even quite let us do that! A few short months later and I was blessed to have multiple companies interested in me, and without boring you with all the details, I’m happy to say that I’ve found a job that I believe is going to be a great fit for me long term if that’s what life requires! What I find interesting, and this is really the entire point of this post, is that without the experiences of this past year, I don’t believe I would have found nor been qualified for the job position I now have. Was the journey really worth the job? Time will tell, but I have to say that from where I site right now, things look very good! I do find it interesting, how we perceive things at times, when life intended us to see something very different!
In the meantime though, I will continue to write, and have been actively working on my novel, Tri System’s Edge: Kalla Zar, which I hope to have ready to publish sometime later this year. Funny how life has a way of taking you down paths where you say to yourself ‘didn’t see that coming’! I’ve avoided writing my entire life really and thanks to the events of the past year, I finally recognized that calling, to write. It’s yet to be determined if I’ll have readers for the things I write, but the fact that you’ve taken a moment to visit this site and read these words gives me hope that I might actually have a shot at all this writing stuff!