When Writing Gets in the Way of Doing

I started this blog to keep myself accountable for becoming better. Doing more for me. And it’s been a wild ride. It’s also led to a few freelance opportunities—which have taught me a ton and I’ve loved (almost) every minute of…

…but it’s kept the “doing more for me” at bay. The Just a Little Better part.

I’ve failed at posting every week because I’ve spent so much time on client work. And my stories with the kids often get shelved due to severe mental drain by bedtime.

When you write all day, the last thing you want to do is write at night.

So now I wonder, is the dream to create, love & be passionate about what I do for others—or for myself? 

I love the work I’m doing. The extra income has eased the holiday bank pains quite a bit. And learning about new topics has helped me develop as a person and a writer.

I’ve become more confident for sure. No hesitation when I tell someone my rates. No negotiating with clients I don’t particularly want. And no more taking jobs just for the money. Now if my spidey-sense starts tingling, I walk away.

But I think I’ve misprioritized where I want to get better.

Time to focus on becoming a little better me at home

Even if it means a little less extra income. Because writing with my kids pays more than any freelance gig ever will.

 

Photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@helloquence