A New Meaning for Snow Days

I grabbed the bull by the horns, finally.  Two weeks ago quit my teaching job and started freelance writing.  For money.  I can’t quite voice how much of a dream this is/has been for me.  After all, almost every job I’ve ever had has pointed to writing, books, or something closely related to the two. I’m signing my first contract today.

One downside of this is that I don’t get to officially declare snow days.  There is no mandate that alleviates me from responsibility. In fact, I’m having to figure out when to stop, what to schedule, and how to balance — it’s all new-ish territory for me.  I’m definitely nervous about it, but if I take it one day/task at a time, it isn’t so scary and I’ve found that I’ve had these skills all along.

I realized this morning that I could just take a break and walk outside to take real pictures with my DSLR in the snow.  That beats babysitting high schoolers any day.

Here’s to a new adventure!

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12 thoughts on “A New Meaning for Snow Days

  1. Congrats again woman! I’m excited for you- and envious of your at-home jerb. One day we’ll be work from home friends! THEN YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME, MWAHAHAHAHA!

  2. Holy cow, congrats!! You are incredibly brave! I’ve never quit full (or almost full)-time work completely to do freelance. That sounds so freeing and exciting — terrifying to me, but exciting. Congrats on your first contract!!

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