For the past month I have been exceptionally busy. Each day, long hours are spent in front of my computer. Currently, I am working a full-time job, going to college full-time and am writing for Associated Content. My daughter commented to me yesterday that I have no time left for getting into trouble anymore. After thinking about this a moment I told her, “I am laying the foundation for my future.”
I love my job as a medical transcriptionist. The company I work for from home is great, my boss is awesome and the benefits are decent. The only drawback is that I only get paid for the amount that I type. I am a very fast transcriptionist; however, I work very hard for not a lot of money, and each year I find that I make less money than I did the year before. It’s time for a career change.
In order to change careers I am finding that I have to get more education, and I must continue to work while I do this. As I am changing to a full-time writing career I think it is necessary to immerse myself into the writing field as much as possible. This is why I am working a full-time job, going to school full-time and writing part-time.
It would be easy for me to get overwhelmed and depressed by my busy schedule and the small rewards I am receiving today, but I choose to look at it differently. My education will allow me to become a better writer and will open new doors of opportunity for me that have been closed until now. I may not be making much money writing for Associated Content at this point, but every day it becomes a little more.
In fourteen months, I will have a degree in Communications and hopefully I’ll be making a little more pocket change with my writing. With each article I write I get a little more exposure. For the past four years I have been writing every day anyway, but I was not getting paid for it, so why not start getting paid?
I know that with each thing I do today I am laying down another brick in my foundation for a better tomorrow. Today may be hard, but every effort I make today will be rewarded soon.
So…I press on. Today I will transcribe reports, do homework, write articles and fall into bed happily exhausted at the end of the day. This will be repeated for the next fourteen months until I graduate. I don’t know what lies ahead in my future, but I’m absorbing knowledge and keeping my ears and eyes open for opportunities.
No matter what we do today, we are laying the foundations of our futures. We can either plan the foundation and lay it in the direction we want it to go or we can lay it in less desirable directions with inaction or wrong action. Either way, we’re planning our future today, consciously or unconsciously.
Let’s place a brick firmly today with confidence that it is heading us into the right direction.