It’s been a bit since I last wrote. I’ve been writing. Just not here. Things are evolving slowly with new writing opportunities and I’m still searching for that one golden opportunity. Ideally, I’d love to be writing a fun article for a popular magazine on a regular basis or blogging on-line somewhere. I mean, I have this blog, but does anybody really pay any attention to this? No one’s blowing up my Facebook page saying, “Meg! Where have you been? Why haven’t you blogged lately? I miss you!”
As a writer, I don’t seek fame and a luxurious lifestyle (if that even exists for a Freelance Writer). I seek validation. I also seek income. I want to get paid to do something I love, other than massage and I want people to know me for the kind of writing I like to do. Maybe I haven’t yet figured that out myself, but I know I need to be writing.
Right now, I’m hanging by a thread, waiting to hear back from a government contractor who prospected me for writing Department of Commerce Success Stories. It’s not über creative work, but it’s actually pretty interesting and it pays really well. So well, I’d be able to help us get a handful of bills paid off and boy that would feel freaking awesome!
Today I called off from work (massage). I woke up with a killer migraine (thanks pending, Severe Thunderstorm!). I’m medicated and the migraine is in what I call a “dormant” state. It’s there. I can feel it, but I know if I do too much, I’ll be sick as a dog. So I’m HOME – in my comfy air-conditioned house, not physically taxing my body and doing a lot of thinking and wishing and more thinking… about how I can find more writing opportunities and get exposed. In a non-pervy kinda way. 😉
At age 45:
I’ve graduated from college (finally)
I’ve lost 30 pounds
I’ve finished my son’s quilt
Now, I’m focusing on a shift in career. I will always love people and helping them to achieve a pain-free, relaxed, more mobile life. I know I’ll always love massage therapy, but it’s not how I want to solely make my living anymore and I want to shift my focus to developing as a writer.
I’m getting older. I said that by the time I was 50, I’d want to be doing much less bodywork and more writing. I’ll be 46 this November.
The wheels are in motion.