Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Optimistic, but Should I Be


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My insecurities this month stem from the fact I quit my job of 7 years and will be moving back to the United States tomorrow.  I am excited and optimistic about the future, but should I be.

Or, I am crazy for making this move. This is one of those moves were I am 100% percent ready to pursue my passion of being a writer and making a living at it. I have a plan that will be revealed shortly and I am confident if I work hard and am patient, I will succeed.

But, perhaps I am fooling myself. I have no concept of day to day reality in the United States. I haven’t lived there in 6 years. I haven’t even been in the states for 2 years. I a little in the bank, but nothing that will sustain me for any long period of time.

But, you never know until you try, right.

So, anyone else made a drastic, dramatic, carefully calculate, but still filled with unknowns, move on behalf of pursuing your dream. How did it work out for you? Give me the good and the bad results. 



15 thoughts on “Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Optimistic, but Should I Be

  1. I wish you well. The job market has not been welcoming to me since I lost my long time job in 2009, but I can think of several reasons why. You will probably be in a better position than I. I keep hearing that it’s a pipe dream to make a living as a writer. Still I think it can be done. You will do it.

  2. Wow, you are gutsy and so inspiring!
    I’m all about the safety net, though I often wonder if I wouldn’t be happier pursuing my passions full time. Writing feels very much like an indulgence to me when I look at all the bills I have to pay, versus the hours I work in exchange for a steady paycheck.
    Good luck with the move! I do think there is always work to be found for a good writer. This blog is a great place to start. 🙂

  3. I don’t know the particulars of your move, but it’s a really brave choice!

    My experience is htat if you feel optimistic, and you use that optimism to apply your talent, there’s always a chance it’ll pay off. The experience of chasing your dreams is worthwhile in itelf, hopefully you’ll get something more concrete in the coming months as well!

  4. That’s how choices in life are… it’s like standing on a diving board and looking down on a swimming pool, scared and hesitating, but once you leap, you get this uncanny mixture of fear and excitement followed by moment of happiness and joy.
    You just leaped, so it is natural to be scared at first. You’ll get to enjoy the ride eventually.
    I decided to go back to studying dentistry and I couldn’t be happier.
    Good luck with your writing. 🙂

  5. What a big step you are taking. I’m sure things will be exactly where they need to be. Going after your dreams is the best thing ever!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS Sydney and good luck honey! I have every faith that you will achieve your dreams! 🙂

    I did the same thing, well, have up my job to pursue writing over 2 years ago…and here I am, still trying to be a writer. But, I’ve not given up hope that’s for sure 🙂

    Ooooo, exciting! (((((Hugs)))))


  7. Omgoodness I am driving myself nuts just trying to plan quitting my day job.
    You are very brave and I wish you the best!!

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