Yay! As you may know, I set a goal at the start of the year to get my first freelance blogging job and I did actually get my first client soon after, writing for a fitness app. I picked up a couple of one-off jobs throughout the year but it was never really anything I was particularly enthusiastic about and I stopped trying to pursue it (writing as a job) any further.
Out of the blue on Saturday I was asked if I’d be interested in doing some travel blogging for a travel and attractions website. Obviously I said yes! My client is the nicest one I’ve had so far and he has been super encouraging and easy to work with from the get-go. I will only be writing for him a handful of times a month but the work is ongoing and it’s on the higher end of the pay scale for newbie bloggers. I couldn’t be happier.
The other day I visited a fruit farm with my friend- we hadn’t been since last October. He reminded me that the last time we were there was when I first told him about my dream to get paid for travel blogging. At the time I didn’t actually believe anyone would want to pay me to write for them.
I’ve always been of the mindset that sharing your goals helps them come to life faster. But honestly, I can’t act like I had even the slightest clue about what I was doing in terms of reaching that goal. I’ve been floating around aimlessly this year and feeling very lost in terms of my career. I’ve been depressed and worried about just hopping between shit jobs forever. And I mean, I didn’t even apply for the job- it was literally handed to me on a plate.
But this reminded me that I don’t need to have everything figured out all at once. What is meant to be will be. Although the work is sporadic and I won’t be making a huge income anytime soon, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Travel blogging for pennies beats working full time in another soul destroying job that will lead me nowhere. I’m still struggling to see the bigger picture but I’m confident it will all be OK. Everything has a way of always working out.