Friday, February 19, 2016

Minding my own business

When you leave a job, you normally have another. On this occasion, I've opted to go solo and work freelance, to have more time for my writing, and it's been quite the experience. Even at barely 3 weeks since I resigned from my job in favor of pursuing my path, I've done quite a few things and experienced many others.

Throughout this time I've been able to manage my time as I understand it should be and that responsibility, although a bit frightening, is very liberating. Some days I am able to tackle a few tasks and other days I've been able to tackle a week's worth of work. I've focused on my writing, I've played music, I've recorded videos, and I've focused on doing things that make me happy.

What happy means on any given day is a constant evolution and a daily surprise.

Among the highlights, I finished transcribing Book 2 of the Human Cycle and the cover reveal is forthcoming as well as more info. I've written a lot of poetry, ordered new notebooks which arrived, and have talked to people to find projects I can be paid for. That would explain why I was able to proofread an entire textbook in just under two weeks. Opening myself to projects where I can put my skills is refreshing, be it proofreading, translating, developing editorial content, or ad campaigns, helping in the development of presentations, and several other things. The freedom to take on projects as they appear is a lovely change of pace, as has been the chance to manage my to-do list as I best understand I should.

I have also been able to do other things, like donate clothes at the Salvation Army and books to a local community effort in the Condado area in Puerto Rico (see pictures). That means I have time to help others in different ways. I will be doing more of these things because I think it's important to give back and help for the sake of doing a good deed.

There have also been several trips to surf and where I've left the house to write elsewhere. Both have been very good for me and allowed me to be in a good place emotionally. I've worked on several other projects and one does include opening my own Ebay store to send signed copies of my books. This effort will also include other extra surprises I'll be reporting soon. I'll also be exploring working with clients around the world and yes, if you think I can help you with anything, please by all means message me and I'll see what I can do to help. It doesn't matter where you are as long as we can communicate and make great work together.

I've also started to explore the experience of cold-calling schools to ask them for the opportunity to present an educational proposal I've been working on for some time. On the same line, I'm also preparing several workshops I will be offering at a community and professional level, varying in content and just letting me reach out and give things I believe in a shot.

For the longest time I've thought I can make a positive impact in companies and communities as well and this is me giving my best to try to do just what I said. Although I'm just getting started, I feel good at my prospects. I finished another daydream, and am progressing well with new works I'll be presenting at the Puerto Rico Comic Con as well as several other activities I'm planning.

In short, I'm minding my own business in the sense that I'm focusing on what matters to me and making the difference. Thanks for taking the time to read me, join me on several social media platforms and enrich my life. Be it through my writing, my work, or our interactions, I hope I am able to enrich your life as well.

Peace, love, and maki rolls

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