This month I made a firm decision stop all freelancing work and seek a regular, full time job with a better future outlook. I’ve done this for 6 years, and have finally had enough. This is a long time coming becuase all my friends have been listening to me bitch and moan about how shitty this business is and all the problems I’ve had with it, both financially and with my mental health, for years now.
The fact is that I do not enjoy this line of work, and it’s not paying the bills either, so to continue doing this would be completely fucking stupid. I’ve come to realize that it’s the primary source of stress and unhappiness in my life, so it’s time to let it go for good.
Consider this my swan song. I have no more clients left. I have no more assignments to write. I have absolutely no interest in ever doing anything that has to do with journalism, copywriting, or content writing. My creative energy from now on is going towards writing and performing music and poetry. Freelance writing can kiss my ass.
This entire stage of my life is over and I am on the path to becoming a bartender, and a musician. I’ve been out of work for 2 months now and spending a lot of time listening to what my spirit is telling me, and this is absolutely it. Music fills me with joy, confidence, and passion.
Bartending checks all of my boxes for a good career. It’s a cool job with high earning potential, lots of social interaction, and doesn’t involve sitting in front of a desk by myself for hours on end. Also, I don’t have to make the insane time and money commitment of going back to school get into it. I’ve always had a real passion for alcoholic beverages and meeting new people, so this makes sense.
Today I was hired at a high end restaurant downtown as Front of House support staff. In time, I’ll work my way up to being a bartender. This is it! I am finally breaking free from the shackles of this horrible, shitty, dead end freelancing business. Good riddance!
Furthermore, I will no longer be posting on this website. I may, however, start a whole new website focused on music and philosophy.
Riddell Writer, out.