One of my Facebook friends uploaded that statement and I shared it on my wall / timeline, whichever you prefer to call it.
The words instantly spoke to me.
They are particularly apt for me right now. Not only do I have to make sure I don’t give up or give in when it comes to my publishing journey but I’m also taking a huge gamble and leap of faith to give writing my all. And that means saying goodbye to my current full time job in human resources.
I spent a lot of time over Christmas thinking about the direction I want my life to go in. And that soul searching along with debates with family and friends led to me to hand in my notice when I returned to work in the New Year. I love writing. It really is my passion and I want to give it my all. I don’t want to look back and wonder what might have been. And I can’t give it my all working full time with a three hour commute attached to it. It’s stressful and not conducive to quality work.
Of course, whilst I’m still pursuing the publishing route I will need to make money so I will be getting part-time / consultant work but my focus is going to be on writing. I’m going to give it a year and see what happens. I’m going to work hard and keep believing in myself. I will face those inevitable rejections and moments of self-doubt head on and turn one into a yes.
And hopefully, I’ll do it all with you guys behind me all the way.
Because if I don’t go for my dreams no one else will.