How To Quit Your Job And Become A Writer

Step one: Write. Write until you run out of thoughts.

Step two: Read, watch, listen. Consume the art of others

Step three: Write more. Don’t stop writing. Write about your dreams. Write about your opinions. Write about your future or your past. Never stop writing.

Step four: Realize that you’re unhappy at your day job because you’re creatively unfulfilled. You weren’t cut out for planning events and revamping retention strategies.

Step five: Panic. You can’t quit your job. You need the steady income so you can pay off debts and maybe spend time traveling. If you quit where will you go? Do you want to be living with your parents the rest of your life?

Step six: Write.

Step seven: Remember why you wanted to quit your job in the first place.

Step eight: Tell yourself you can’t leave your coworkers. Convince yourself that they’ll hate you if you leave. You couldn’t do that to them. This is the job you wanted, after all.

Step nine: Write. Make a list of pros and cons. Write a list on how to quit your job. Write your resignation letter.

Step ten: Quit your job and get to work.

If only it were that simple. I’ve been spending this last week in an almost constant state of panic and boy has it been a treat! (spoiler alert: it hasn’t been.) I am beyond thankful that this week is over. I think I want to spend my whole weekend sleeping. That sounds incredible. But alas, I know I won’t. Perks of living with 4 adults and a baby. Life gets loud.

Today I’m thankful that I made it through the event planning without having a full* mental breakdown.

(*The emphasis here is on full because my brain as been a mess and it almost was.)


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Zlatko Jovičić says:

    Very interesting! I like your style. And the step five 😉 Steps 2 and 3 are really good advice.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it

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  2. I think you’re wise to have included steps 1-3 before getting to 4. For aspiring writers (maybe anytime we aspire to something?) it’s so easy to skip right to getting frustrated with the “day job” part and dream about how much better or easier things would be without it. Of course, that may be true, but it’s easy to forget that one becomes a writer, initially, by writing, not by dreaming about being a writer “someday.” Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for reading! I’m happy to offer inspiration!

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