after much back and forth, i've finally done it. i've dropped a shift at work. what am i doing instead?
fine. not true. i'll write more. the WIP will get attention during the day and i'll start my new novel at night. more important is what i won't be doing.
i won't be having that heavy, i-am-stagnating-hate-my-life feeling four times a week when i start work. (only 3 times a week now haHA). i won't be heaping tons of pressure on my writing career because i'm not happy at my job. oh, and i won't be having any spending money, but i've been poor before, so this is nothin'.
i've wanted to do this for months, but i've been afraid to. that's kind of my thing. my gut tells me one thing, but my head another, and since the head is always more logical it wins. did you ever notice it's hard to allow yourself to be happy? especially when it means following -- even less -- the normal patterns of society. i'm supposed to be making moves to earn more money, not less, right?
well, no. not at the moment. now it's time to go with the gut. what am i giving up, really? one shift? a little extra money in the savings account? meh. the gains are overwhelming worth it. happiness. focus. advancement. i didn't come here to wait tables. i came to freakin' write!
so while i continue to convince myself this is a good decision, in the spirit of letting things go, today i'm doing my first EVER book giveaway.
the book? THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
how do you win? get to know me a little. i've been blogging for awhile, but i haven't been very social about it. so check out an old post or two. watch one of my should's videos off to the right of the screen. for every comment you leave, i'll throw a slip of paper with your name on it into this hat (which looks less giant in real life):
cute, right? start following the blog or me on twitter (@corriewachob)? i'll throw two slips of paper into the hat. so leave your email addy with any comments.
the contest will run until my next blog post on friday.
how fun! i've never done this before. it feels so illegal. but see? already i feel lighter and happier, just by letting something go.
now tell me. if you could go with your gut and let something in your life go, what would it be? and why aren't you?