I know what you’re probably thinking – the title of the post is completely unrelated to this image I created. Yes, your observations are correct. But I was in the mood, or better yet in a zone to draw crystals with my Wacom tablet while at work for some reason and attach it to this particular post. The title is still related to what I’m about to write…
What would you do if you were fired today? These are the kinds of thoughts that have been occupying my mind lately.
Working fulltime is great, I’ve been doing it for a long time now – but I am and have been depending on someone else (employer after employer) to control my life and how much money I make.
So what would I do if I DID get fired…
I would add more skills to my belt while I’m still employed – increase my knowledge in web development, online marketing and business. Maybe even learn how to hack ethically. I don’t know, just throwing ideas out there.
And I would figure out once and for all how to be financially independent.
You’re probably saying to yourself while reading this, you know you can Google all of this stuff right? Yes, I can Google it. And I have. As a matter of fact, I spend my time reading other people’s advice on how to do it but I had to stop. I get inspired after reading, but none of the advice really sticks or maybe I’m just doing it all wrong. Either way, I have to create my own experience and make my own mistakes because I’m not like everyone else.
I have been trying to figure this out WHILE I’m still employed. At one point, I just wanted to quit and dive right into the unknown. But then it wasn’t the right time yet. There are still a lot of things I need to learn and understand. I have to be smart about it this time around because people and animals depend on me, I’m a full grown adult with bills to pay.
I tried freelancing in between jobs twice and it didn’t work out, I failed and ran back to a fulltime job. I thought freelancing was easy and fun. But I was spending money with not enough money coming back in. I didn’t plan enough.
Even freelancing in itself can still feel like you have people to answer to. Though you are free from the 9 to 5 shackle, your shackles have been replaced by something else. And so on and on it goes.
Fulltime jobs are comfortable, you get a paycheck that is the same amount every 2 weeks and you get health insurance. I can afford things. I spend my money on books, crystals, meditation sessions, etc. It’s great, but I’ve been living a comfortable life. As much as I love and appreciate where I am and how far I’ve come, I still feel restless. I still feel like this is not completely for me, that there is more (or less) than I’m supposed to do…
And I’m going to find out and share with you here.
I plan on writing more, drawing/creating more, focusing on doing more of what I enjoy. And I will figure out how to make it lucrative.
Here is the digital book I’ve been reading that’s sparking these ideas: Serve No Master