Work FirstThe first thing on my mind is pursuing my dream of writing for a living. I have been reading a lot of books about freelance writing and marketing. I have only finished one book. I have started four books and am reading back and forth. Sometimes I need to change it up a bit and let the material from one book sink in so I read a chapter in another book.
I am reading:
- ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
- The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less
- The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success
- Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer (Second Edition)
I am not planning to make a living as a blogger but I thought improving my blogs or starting one that brings in some extra cash might be a good thing. If nothing else when I get to the point where I have a writers website I will be able to have a nice blog to go with it.
I also have a mini phone interview today for something that I would like to do it is just a part time gig and would likely not get in the way of my dreams. My current job is just 12.5 hours on Saturdays and I will be done in about 6-8 weeks.
I have actually jumped off the wagon on the diet. It is all my fault and I will be back to it soon. Right now I have been spending a ton of time outside on the nice days walking Asuka or in the yard throwing her toys. We have had two gorgeous days in a row but I think I have worn her out. That is no small task but it will help me to get some things done around here without a dog bringing me a toy every few seconds. It has also been good for me to get outside. The outdoors inspires me and makes me want to do more physical things.
I have really gotten off track on the diet but I have been more physically active so hopefully it will balance out. I do plan to get back on track next week. I can't stand having to measure all of my food and count every point but I am going to get back to doing that for now and then when my three months is over with Weight Watchers I am going to cancel it. Not because it is not working but hopefully because I will be very physically active again and won't need to worry about everything I put in my mouth.