It’s Time for a Change

Time for a changeIn the beginning there was my writing blog. To date I’ve blogged tips and resources for freelance writers and how they can get paid for their craft.

It’s been good – people have liked it.

But I want more; it’s time for a change.

You see, as time has marched on (as time tends to) my vision for this blog is developing into an exploration of my snowballing curiosity about a few other things. Things such as:

  • Can I (and should I) encourage people to quit their day jobs and pursue their dream jobs instead?
  • Can anybody be a freelance writer online these days and make a living out of it?
  • Why is blogging so damn effective – not to mention exciting – for the modern day freelancer?
  • What type of person is an ‘entrepreneur’ and can you own a ‘business’ while gallivanting around the world in your flip flops?

My ultimate question though, and one I’m still discovering different answers to daily, is this:

Why isn’t everybody catching on to the realisation that you can enjoy your your work without having to be miserable (or worse – bored) for 80% of it?

Which in turn leads me to ponder:

Is it because everybody has simply been told ‘that’s life’ so many times that they’ve just swallowed it and got on with things?

Well I’m here to tell it like this: that isn’t life.

At least it doesn’t have to be.

It is indeed time for a change and in my patch of the virtual world (you’re in it by the way) we will examine the answers to questions like these and will not take everything we’ve been taught about work, life and society at face value.

I say ‘we’ because so far all the best answers have come from you. That’s right – you lot: the writers, the clever internet marketers, the social media guys, the freelance web geeks, the app makers, the artists, the photographers, the nomadic wanderers.

I’m talking about the community – both here and on social media: the freelancers, the entrepreneurs, the dreamers, the doers, the creators, the believers. The people who strive to create meaning and be happy and the people who just won’t settle for second best.

And why should we? What are we saving our ‘very best’ for? Our next lives? No, the time is now and the place is here (or wherever you happen to find yourself).

It’s time to be the change we want to see in the world.

It’s time to live life on our own terms, to be happy with ourselves and the lives we’ve created.

What’s more, it’s time to help others to do the same.

The time is right now. I can feel it, and I sense you can too. It’s time for a change.

Besides, the time will pass anyway – you may as well spend it acting like a frickin’ superhero.

If you know of anybody who would benefit from joining our community please feel free to share this post with them and encourage them to get inspiration, ideas and practical tips on being a self-employed superhero by sending them here now.

4 Comments

  • Diana

    Reply Reply April 28, 2013

    Oh, this post speaks to me loud and clear!

    It took me several years of “being miserable” to realize this couldn’t be life; there gotta be another way!

    Why isn’t everybody catching on to the realization? I think it’s because not everybody can do it… it takes some guts and tons of skills and qualities (self-discipline so far seems to be the toughest one for many) for someone to throw away their “comfortable” life and start chasing their dreams… It takes also time – to be mature enough for such a realization, i think. Sooner or later, the right moment comes for everyone – or not, who knows. One of those questions!

    We (meaning people like you and me, freelancers, enterpreneurs, etc.) are lucky we have come a long way 😀

    • Kirsty

      Reply Reply April 28, 2013

      I’m so glad this resonated with you Diana. You’re right – it does take a lot of time and patience to live this sort of life, but the rewards are so worth it. Thanks for your insightful comments.

  • Angela Alcorn

    Reply Reply February 6, 2015

    Too true! Anyone who can create interesting content can make a living online. Well, if they know how to actually get on with their work, that is. 🙂

    I encourage all of my business-minded friends to do it. Mums especially!

    • Kirsty Stuart

      Reply Reply February 9, 2015

      Good for you Angela. 🙂

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