It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally gotten around to starting this blog.
Last night I read an article in my University’s alumni magazine about a private tutor who makes a six-figure salary all on his own. This totally inspired me. For about 2 months now I’ve been toying with the idea of starting my own business as a writer. I write all the time, so why not get payed for it?
Back in May I graduated Magna Cum Laude from a well ranked university, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. In case you haven’t heard of it, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest Greek-letter honors society, founded at William and Mary in 1776. (I’m a history nut, so I like information like that.) In “normal” years, you’d think that with these kinds of credentials, a bright and smiley young graduate would walk right through the shiny doors of the “real world” and start life behind the desk making a decent salary. Unfortunately, this isn’t a “normal” year.
A lot of my friends are jobless, actually. Some have been searching for months and months, but no one seems to want to hire a new graduate when there are millions of mid-career or middle-aged people out of work. Personally, I’ve even had people promise me a job last fall, only to take back their words once the recession hit their organizations. So, after weeks of asking myself, “What do I do now?” it finally hit me. I’ll do what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ll be a writer.
That’s what I’m doing now. It’s the perfect time to experiment with a new business. It’s not every day that someone has a real shot at pursuing their dreams, right? I’m finally getting to do what I’ve always wanted to do. Wish me luck! 😉