Thursday, August 25, 2011
by Kari Pike
I have fifteen minutes before I have to jump in the car to deliver my son to his class at BYU, register for my own class and purchase my books, rush home to review a client's website before he calls to talk about a contract (A Contract!), turn around and drive back to Provo to take a friend to the doctor, shop for school supplies, pick up said son from BYU, rush home to meet kids home from school, cook dinner, get kids to soccer practice, write copy for another client (yep...that's two contracts!), and fall into bed. Everything is moving so fast. The coolest thing ever was calling my husband at work and telling him about the copywriting contracts and asking how he would feel about me quitting my day job. Okay, so I have yet to fit in time to work on my own projects, but can say that I love being able to say that I write for a living! Pushing the send button on my resignation from my keywording job felt like stepping off of a cliff in some ways, but because of thoughtful consideration, communication with my spouse, and heartfelt prayers, I knew that when I took that step, my foot would come down on solid ground instead of air. I don't know how to describe the feeling of excitement and energy I feel right now, despite the physical signs that I desperately need a full night's sleep.
I don't know the point of the post, except to encourage you never give up. Nothing we learn goes to waste. Be patient, keep writing, and smile. Life is good. Take that first step. It's not nearly as scary as I thought it would be.