Apr. 30th, 2011

Surfacing

Apr. 30th, 2011 04:04 pm
naomi_jay: (water woman)
So my friend Leanne came to stay on Wednesday, and we had a fabulous time drinking and eating and setting the world to rights, and watching the Royal Wedding, which I didn't really want to do, but it was fun anyway. She went home today *sob* Hopefully she will be back again soon. Leanne is a wonderful influence on me - she's a real intellectual, she's down to earth and fun, and very focused on what she wants, which always motivates me to look again at what I want. 

What I want is to escape the rat race, get out of the endless cycles of office jobs, and do work that will make me happy. I've started looking at freelance stuff - article writing initially, which doesn't pay much but is frequent enough that I could potentially make a decent bit of pocket money. I'd also like to get into freelance editing, which could be a bit tricky to start on, but it's something I'd love to do, so I intend to put some time into that one.
 
My aim is to be able to go part-time by the time I'm 30 though a mix of my own writing and freelance work. I figure there's nothing to lose by aiming high. The older I get, the more dissatisfied I become with being a wage slave, working to live and barely scraping by on that. I don't expect to earn more money by going down the freelance route, but if I could make as much money, I'd be deliriously happy. I don't want to be here in ten years' time still feeling like I'm wasting my life in jobs that leave me unfulfilled. So... watch this space, I guess.
 
In other news, the kitchen sink is blocked and I have a ton of washing up to do in the bath tub. Bank holidays mean I can't contact my landlord until Tuesday. This does not impress me at all.

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