Cubicle Required?

I’m at that point now; that point when I’ve collected my last severance check and the financial faucet has been turned off. I still have money coming in from a few other sources, but it won’t be enough to sustain us for very long. I thought I would be further along with finding other opportunities. […]

It’s not my thing

First off, be careful what you pray for. I prayed that God would give me the opportunity to write, and now I am writing more than I have ever written. I’m writing multiple blog posts a day for multiple people/organizations. I’ve got more to write than I have time to write. And so far, I’m […]

And, We’re Off

To say life has been interesting over the past 3-6 months would be an understatement. In that time, we have helped start a church, our son went to sleep-away camp for the first time, I was laid off, and now — well, now is what this blog is all about. Things have started happening over […]

My Top 9 Opportunities

When I re-defined what this blog was to be about back in July, I wanted to make it a place where I could track my progress as a freelance writer. So far, I’ve talked mostly about the spiritual and emotional ups and downs of being laid off and facing the mountain that I perceive is […]

The Choice to Fear

As soon as I put it out there that I want to be a writer, and I am going to make a serious attempt and making a living writing, the enemy  starts trying to convince me what a terrible idea it is. Can I seriously believe that I can replace my job income with a writing income? […]

The Layoff

The journey begins. I started this blog with the idea that I could one day make a living writing. I would sit in my cubicle imagining a day when I could work from home, and have all the time in the world to focus on doing one thing really well. Here I am now, sitting at home, typing away, […]

Adventure Time

It is fitting that on the night I write my 100th post, this is also the night of the 100th episode of Adventure Time. Actually, the two have nothing to do with each other, but it was a funny coincidence and I needed a reason to write about the fact that this is my 100th […]

Magnetic Cubcile

What is it about cubicles that draw so many people? Why do millions, tens of millions, of people get up every Monday through Friday, take a shower, shave, brush their teeth, get dressed, and head out the door to drive to a building where they sit in various size cubes? And why? Why? Why do […]

Don’t Read This

I have noticed that I have started to care about pageviews on this blog. I told myself I wouldn’t care whether people read this or not, and then my pageviews dropped and I started to believe the lie that I didn’t need to write everyday. I started thinking that I could take a few days […]

I Write Because…

Tonight my son asked me why I write. I suppose this is a good question to be able to answer at a moment’s notice. I told him I write because I like to, and because I need to practice so I can get better. I also explained that I would like to one day be […]