You Have to Jump

I recently saw this motivational video from Steve Harvey about “jumping.”

In it, he says that in order to truly live rather than just exist, at some point, you have to “jump.” We have to make that leap of faith by jumping off the cliff and pursuing the life we’ve always dreamed of. We can spend our whole lives standing on the edge of that cliff and playing it safe but we’ll never know what life has in store for us.

Well, I’m jumping.

Writing has always been my passion – I felt it was high time I did something for a living that I truly excelled at and enjoyed. With that in mind, I’m excited about a new direction I’m taking.

I’m pursuing a full-time career as a freelance writer. After more than five years writing feature stories for magazines and newspapers, I’m expanding my freelance writing endeavors into “commercial” writing. What is commercial writing, you ask? It includes pretty much anything a company would have to create in the course of doing business: blogs, marketing brochures,  newsletters, email campaigns, website content, press releases, case studies, and a lot more.

I’m ready to make a living doing what I love and what I’m good at – meeting people and telling stories, whether that be through feature stories in magazines, company newsletters, marketing brochures or blogs.

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It may not be easy, but I’ll never know until I go for it.

 

Let’s hear from you!  Tell us about a time that you “jumped.” What happened? What obstacles did you overcome along the way? And what advice do you have for other “jumpers,” who are taking that leap?

 

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3 thoughts on “You Have to Jump

  1. Make the leap! I did and opened my own law firm in the middle of the recession. Six years later my firm’s still going strong and being my own boss gives me the freedom to write. I’ve published two novels and have two more coming out this year. It’s been a huge amount of hard work, but I’ve never for one second regretted taking the leap!

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