Imagine you wake up in the morning, relaxed and refreshed. You choose to do anything you want; eat breakfast, exercise, or even stay in bed. You feel excitement when thinking of the day ahead, without a hint of stress.
What happens next is completely up to you. You make your own hours and only work them long enough to finish the goals you set for that day. You have complete and total freedom.
This and lifestyles just like it, are possible. I began freelancing at the age of 19, loving the ability to do different jobs and never have to miss a single engagement because of work. I thought this was the best life you live; no worries of being drug tested by corporate bosses, never having to beg for a day off and getting to choose which jobs I really wanted.
As most freelancers find out, the lack of stability in this lifestyle is almost as stressful as having a regular 9 to 5 job. Yet, we are drawn to the freedom it gives. This is where I got stuck.
Years later I discovered something called remote work. This is what I call the beautiful marriage between a 9 to 5 and a freelance position. Imagine getting the tax deductions, health insurance, professional development and the paid days off without the restrictions of a corporate job? Imagine YOU deciding what hours you work, when you take your lunch and how you complete your various projects.
This is Real
You can have all this and more, its not a dream or lie, its working in the 21st century.
I’m a unique and creative person that has been trying to shove myself into the same boring box as everyone else. Now I refuse to do that any longer and I am here to help others do the same. You are not like everyone else and neither am I.
The purpose of this blog is to capture my journey from a lost and tired person to a fulfilled and happy one who shows others how to achieve this seemingly impossible lifestyle.
During my time of trying to be someone I’m not, I’ve lost the ability to read as quickly, write as eloquently and feel any sort of satisfaction in my life. I’ve been doing things based on what my parents and other people in my life want me to be and it’s not worth it.
I hope to create a community here with other creatives who want to escape this matrix-esque nightmare that is our current reality.
Come along for the ride.