Here I share my thoughts on wanting to quit my job to become a full-time blogger (and other creative ideas) as a start to a brainstorm session, hoping readers will share their thoughts and experience in the comment section so we can all help each other.
For the past couple of months I have been heavily drawn to quitting my job and pursuing blogging and my other creative ideas full time.
I am burned out at the job. I make minimum wage and struggle financially constantly. The job and other things going on in my life are not allowing much time for my creative pursuits. The job is unfulfilling and if I continue, I will not get anywhere. Being 55, my future is worrisome. Retirement age is not too far away and I have nothing. I’m not trying to have a pity party, but instead being honest about the position I am in, which I hope you will too in the comments.
Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful I have a job during the pandemic knowing many have lost their jobs. My heart goes out to any that are going through rough times. I know many are in a worse position than I am. I am only explaining why I am heavily drawn to quitting the job to pursue blogging and other creative pursuits full-time.
I have been afraid to quit my job thinking I may have a difficult time finding another job if I am not able to make enough money to pay my bills through self employment.
I have a lot of ideas I want to try but have no clue if they will produce enough income to survive. These ideas are my passions and it would be a dream to work on them every day. There’s a book called ‘Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow’. I read it years ago and have followed the advice at certain times in my life, but have always ended up back at a job because I was not able to earn enough money to live. What am I missing?
I have some money saved but barely enough to make it 2 months.
My rational side says to stick with the job and do my ideas on the side but the problem is that things seem to always come up that take priority leaving me very little time to work on my ideas so I never really get anywhere.
I’m frustrated because I just want to take the risk but can’t force myself to do it. I’ve been through rough financial circumstances in the past from taking this kind of risk and told myself never again unless I had a lot of money backing me up.
So for now I guess I will stay frustrated until I have a breakthrough.
Please share your thoughts and experience on this subject. I’m hoping all of our wisdom and ideas can help each other figure out what to do about it.
Here are a few of the products available with my art printed on them (by clicking an item you like, it will take you to the page where it’s available). They’d make great gifts to yourself or someone you love and would help support my dream of becoming a full-time writer and artist. Any purchase would be SO appreciated, but if you don’t want to or can’t, that’s totally fine. Just stopping by and reading my blog is a huge support so please do not feel obligated.