Just for now, can I be permitted to bask a little in my own glory a little? Just for one teensy moment?
The reason for that is that I am excited. Very excited, if you must know.
Just a little over a year ago, I began the arduous task of taking on silly, tiny, peanut-paying freelance jobs in order to kickstart a career in writing. Since that time right up to the present day, I've written on everything from kitchen mixers to foam mattresses, selecting car insurance to repaying loans and credit cards, detox products, studying in France and even profiles of famous personalities.
And in the midst of all these fantastically bizarre writing episodes, I've earned a little bit of credibility. And with that, coupled with God's merciful graciousness towards my efforts, I have been privileged to attend quite a number of interviews and land a job as a writer.
Even now as I write, despite having recently quit my job, I have new opportunities opening up and it's got me excited.
I hope this doesn't bore you too much, my dear readers, or that I don't sound a tad too full of myself.
But for me, this is nothing short of amazing. For an Accounting and IT graduate who has absolutely nothing on her education certificates to showcase her capabilities as a wordsmith except the fact that she knows she can and she can prove it, this is absolutely amazing.
It just goes to show that, God willing, with an ounce (or more) of determination and some effort on your part, it IS possible to:
- Switch careers to something totally unrelated to what you had been doing previously
- Make something you love doing into your career
- Get recognised for being good at it
I really feel this is a story worth telling. Perhaps someday I will write this down into a book or something. It is something I wish everyone out there knew.
To anyone who's taking the path less travelled, or anyone who's contemplating that leap of faith, I'd say go for it! :)
Perhaps you may not know where you'll end up. Maybe you'll get rejected or belittled once or twice. But at the end of the day, you'll get there. And then you'll look back and reminisce, and realise that it was truly worth it all.
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