Hello! I’m back again, not just on the blog, but in the UK!
It’s crazy how fast the last few months went. I can hardly believe I am sat at home drowning in things on my to-do list. Today, Monday 13th March, is technically my first full day as a full-time freelancer and writer. It’s been an odd one. I’ve done a few house tasks, started an editing course, but I have failed to do any writing (aside from this blog). I suppose there has been some progress made in mulling over what my new ‘career’ will look like. But, if I’m completely honest, it’s been a bit of a scramble.
I’ve struggled to make sense of how I’m feeling. In one way, I’m excited about the future and what my working life might look like. On the other, I’m completely daunted about how to get started, what my goals are, and how to get there. This was one reason why, when we were leaving Singapore, I didn’t want to think about coming home. And then today, boom! All sorts of different issues seemed to rear their ugly heads. As a result, I don’t feel closer to any sort of business plan or finding my first client or publishing my next book. There are few ways I could choose to take this. One could be to stress out and work through the night to feel fulfilled before I go to sleep. Another could be to think ‘I can’t do this’ and start looking for a new job. Or I could decide to take one day at a time.
We all have good and bad days. Today wasn’t fantastic but I have faith that tomorrow might be better. To be fair, tomorrow could be even worse! Only God knows, because he’s already there. Just as I was feeling low, I read a blog by a fellow author, Ruth Leigh. She wrote of her journey that started two years ago. Fast forward to now, she has three published novels, has a thriving freelance career; attends several speaking engagements, and has just started a creative writing workshop. It was so inspiring to read about someone who has built something similar to what I believe God may be calling me into. Not only that but it came just at the right time. A little sprinkle of hope in a day of frustrations. So, as a result, I choose that third option. To take one day at a time.
This was certainly a lesson I learnt while we were away. There were days where I woke up and I had no clue what was going to happen, but something brilliant was provided. So, I guess to finish off all the travel updates, here’s a smiley pic from Singapore! There, we ate, walked, oo’ed and ahh’d, and were slightly alarmed by the price of coffee.
On the whole, I am glad to be back and am excited for what this year has in store.
Have happy days,