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I finally got a job

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Seriously, I thought I’d be a freelance writer forever and I was determined to make it work.

After a month of freelancing, I had four (once off) clients. Two of the four looked promising and one of the two was a “permanent” client.

It’s the permanent client who asked me to join his team and now I’m starting the 9-5 job in September.

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THE EMOTIONS I WENT THROUGH
I’m probably still going to do some freelance work. Being retrenched was tough. Being unemployed was a challenge.

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I’m still scared that I might run out of money and won’t be able to pay for certain things. I’m still scared of debt. I’m scared of the unknown.

July and August might have been good months for me but I found myself thinking: What if I don’t get more than one client in September?

Hustling is hard. And you find yourself worrying no matter how motivated you are – at least that’s my experience.

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I found myself thinking one day “I want a passive income too”. This is a form of income that comes in sometimes – like royalties of a song you have playing on the radio or television, or royalties of a book you’re selling. It’s a product that’s already out there if which you can make sales of.

Or it could be an investment you made, like shares you bought and then you get an annual payment out of it.

I want a passive income too, I told myself. Shortly after saying this, I got the job offer.

Anyway, I got a permanent job.

At first, I thought it’s better to freelance, to do my own thing. But, for now, I want to try out being an employee again.

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BACK INTO A DIFFERENT ROUTINE
For the past few months, I found it hard to write anything because I was overwhelmed and a bit stressed. My priorities were to pitch to potential clients and to market myself in different ways than to blog. That’s part of why I did less blogging.

I miss blogging and I know that with being an employee, I can do my blogging again.

I guess that’s one of the reasons I’ve decided to take on this full-time job: so that I can do more blogging.

Another reason is that I’m excited to work with the team I’m joining.

Thank God, I got a job!

11 thoughts on “I finally got a job

  1. Congratulations on your job Melissa! I’m a stay at home mom but you definitely made me think of the passive income idea…

  2. Hi M, i’m so happy for you.

    The fear of not knowing, can sometimes freak one out (that’s normal), but i know you gonna be a good team player.

    The Best is yet to come Lady 🙂 Good luck on your new journey.

  3. Congratulations Mel, I am so happy for you. I have had a few good months and I still stress and worry where next month’s money will come from! So I do get it…

  4. “For the past few months, I found it hard to write anything because I was overwhelmed and a bit stressed. My priorities were to pitch to potential clients and to market myself in different ways than to blog. That’s part of why I did less blogging.”

    Wow…this resonates with me so much! My husband just got appointed into a contract position last week….and this weekend I could write SIX blog posts! I’ve taken photos, I’ve written and written….why? Because I enjoy it. The last 2 months saw me focused on pitching for campaigns, trying to find out how I can get paid campaigns. It distracted me so much from my joy and love of just writing blog posts..for no other reason than to write!

    I am so happy for you and I hope you enjoy this new chapter!

  5. I’m so happy for you, Mel. It’s real tough sometimes to keep pitching when the forecast is not looking so great. I’m in a difficult spot at the moment but I believe it’s the right spot for me, for now. I’ve chosen just to finish the campaigns I’m busy with and not actively pitch for new ones while I’m executing them. It is quite stressful though when you can see the pipeline somewhat drying up. The decisions are tough.

  6. Congrats Mel! Definitely know the feeling of being out of work and not knowing how you’re going to survive the next month… Super happy for you!

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