I’m not going to lie, I had every intention of coming back to the blog, stronger than ever. Yet here I am, not having posted since August. And it’s the beginning of October… Clearly, I did not do a very good job. And while I have no excuse, there has been a lot going on lately that has taken me away from the blog. So I guess this post is a freelance update along with a life update just to fill you guys in on everything.
My schedule became absolute chaos the beginning of September. For those who don’t know, I work (well worked) 3 jobs. I’m a bridal consultant, a freelancer and blogger, and a stylist at Free People. Well, all three of those jobs had me working about 80 hours every week.
I’d be working 40 hours between Schaffer’s and Free People and have to come home and put in another 40 hours into freelance clients. Not only was it overwhelming for me but I also felt like I was letting some clients down. I felt like I was letting myself down. All I wanted to do was write a blog for myself but didn’t feel like I had the time. And all I could think about was that these jobs were more important.
I can thankfully say that my heads above water now and things are finally getting back to normal. I no longer work at Free People and I have a lot more time to dedicate to not only my blog but furthering my career as a freelance writer and social media manager.
I received two of my biggest clients in the span of 2 days. Exciting, right? Very. I took a step back and got back in touch with writing and I now write for multiple different clients. Something that I hadn’t done in months. Yet that’s how life presented it to me. But it’s a lot of work. And I can finally say I’m adjusted and I’m back in a very big transition period of my life. I’m closer than ever to freelancing full-time and being my own boss. I’m learning to let go of a lot of fears that I have and have faith in not only the universe but myself as well.
Rather than saying that I hope to tell you in a month that I am doing it all full-time, I’m going to be the first one to say, right here and now, that next month I am going to be fulfilling my dream and proving to everyone that doubted it that I can do it. That I can create a career for myself that doesn’t involve sitting in a desk from 9-5.
I hope that if you’re reading this, you love the blog and know that I am working to create content for you guys. I want to share with you everything that I love, writing being one of those many things. And I hope that if you’re reading this and you’re curious about freelancing or becoming a blogger, that you will reach out. I want to do this with you. And I want us to be able to teach each other.
Keep an eye out because my journey is just beginning. And so is yours. And I am going to end this before I sound like a complete cliche.
The Walking Hallmark Card (aka Riley)
Until next time!1