I have given myself a slightly unattainable deadline, of two weeks to create a new career opportunity. Starting today.
I like the day job I have now, it pays decent and the environment is decent. But that’s all it will ever be, is decent. And, I want more. Which I know is both an empowering statement, and a humanity glitch. My end game, honestly, isn’t anything special – but I just want to be able to work remotely, and write for a living. Whatever that may end up looking like.
Right now, I am in an office for eight hours a day, and these days I get to end my day with an ear ache, and a depleted dreamer battery. But I can feed myself and make rent, and that has always been the push to show up everyday. Yet, part of me wonders if I could change that narrative, and have the push be purely to create and no longer rest on just surviving. Oh, how wonderful that would be. I’m almost certain I’m not alone with that one.
But the thing is, I’m not sure if I will be able to accomplish this in two weeks, but I am going to try like hell to get it started. One of my biggest fears in life is to spend my life chasing after someone else’s dream. So why not give it a shot myself. I will continue working at my day job in the meantime, carving out IT migrations, and answering support tickets, but in my free time, I am promising myself to do the following;
- Post on here every day for the next two weeks
- Work out for 30 mins a day, whilst listening to an audio book (Yes, I count vacuuming as a work out)
- Read for at least 15 mins a day
- Spam my resume out there, and spend some quality time on LinkedIn to network everyday
So hopefully, by me sharing this, it will hold me a little more accountable. I will also be posting my meanderings about how its all going! I’m sure we will fail a little, but that’s all a part of it. This is pretty scary for me.
SO, what do you guys think? Any recommendations on how to create your own opportunity? Let me know!