An Opportunity

question-mark3An opportunity has presented itself and I’m not sure what to do. My gut feeling is that I should just shut my eyes and jump, just go for it. This could be a great start towards my freelance writing career, but it could also be very damaging to the career I have. Again, this is where I start to waiver. As soon as things start pushing me in the direction I want to go, I start to doubt everything.

I have possibly an opportunity to do an interview with Nacie Carson, that would be posted on her website, The Life Uncommon (if you haven’t checked it out, you definitely should). The interview would be about my journey to leave the “rat race” to pursue my “life uncommon”. Exactly what I write about here. It would be a great way to get some traffic to my own blog and work. It would also be a great way to start establishing my name in this community. Having a background in marketing, I trust myself enough to know a good marketing opportunity when I see one.

But here is my problem: my current employer has no idea about my plans. Unfortunately, they think they have me for a lot longer than I am planning to stay and I am okay with that for now. I’m not set up enough to start freelance writing full-time. I’m not ready to tell them I’m leaving. I have a huge project coming up and the company is depending a lot on this project. I respect them and have a vested interest in what happens there. Above and beyond anything else, I don’t want to cause panic by revealing my plans before this project takes place. As you have probably noticed, I have been very careful not to reveal any identifying information in this blog for these very reasons.

So what to do? I could forget about it and not do it at all. Or, I could do it under my so called “pen name” and list this blog only, and none of my other writing samples. I would hopefully get more traffic, but not under my real name, which I hope to write under in the future.

Oh, what to do……

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2 thoughts on “An Opportunity

  1. Hello RC,

    Found your blog through the comment you left on my Want to Freelance post. Sounds like you have a really good plan in place for your freelancing goals! It’s nice to read about others who are on the same path. Have you decided what to do about the Life Uncommon interview yet?

    Best of luck to you!

    Karen

  2. Hi Karen! Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m new to this, so I’m still trying to make it look the way I want it to and figure out how it works. In answer to your question, yes, I did the interview. I hope something comes of it!

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