You guys, real talk: I have started and restarted this post about six times at this point.
I am so beyond excited and also pee-my-pants nervous to tell you about my 2018 plans — mainly, I think, because that truly makes them real.
Here’s goes nothin’…
Starting on January 1st of next year (one month from today!) I am officially going to be writing full-time!
I’m going to be blogging, freelancing, and doing theatre (because goodness knows I can’t ever stop that!) as my sole means of income.
I’m freaking out, you guys!
It’s strange because I feel both 100% LET’S-DO-THIS-OMG-I-AM-SO-EXCITED and 100% OMG-I-CAN’T-DO-THIS-WHAT-WAS-I-THINKING?! But, you know what? Your homegirl has to follow her dreams someday, and now is a good time for our family. Since we’re officially completely debt free, we’re in a good place to try this work-from-home thing out and see how I like it.
So much gratitude has to go to my amazing husband, Christopher, who is entirely supportive of my crazy, creative dreams and encourages me to follow them. Props also have to go to my mentor/friend/online bff Blair, who talked me down off several ledges when this idea started to become a reality. And also to all of my coworkers at my current job, who’ve been incredibly supportive and excited for me. I will truly miss everyone and kinda don’t know what I’m gonna do without seeing them every day.
But you guys — I’ve been obsessed with writing since I can remember. I was that child who loved stories more than anything and I was that teenager who was never, ever without her journal.
And now here I am.
Doing something a little crazy and seeing where it takes me.
I’ll update soon with what that will mean for this space – mostly, though, it means you’re gonna see more blog content, more podcast episodes, and maybe even some new mediums, too!
Thanks for coming along for the journey and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store!
Photo by Alba Lumos Photography <3