This is going to be a bit of a rant. It’s been on my mind for a while, and now I think I’ve finally found the words of it. However, I cannot say what follows has a perfect essay structure. To be honest, it’s just going to be me spilling my thoughts and emotions on a virtual piece of paper, published in an online space which sometimes feels like clouds, puffed into the sky to stay there as long as we find them interesting.
If my Fresh Starts post wasn’t clear, I quit my job in a company that I was working for near the end of June. What’s peculiar is that I was a translator there, a profession that I have chosen for myself and that I was happy with. What was the problem then? Everything else, really. It just felt as if I was stuck in quick sand and the more I wiggled, the faster I sank. So, I had to put an end to it before I actually drowned.
Since early age, I was writing stories, making stuff up, creating worlds and characters for my own entertainment. And somehow, as I was coming into adulthood, the spark was diminishing, until it became apparent to me that it would disappear entirely if I didn’t change something. There’s no other way to say this, and perhaps you’ll think it’s arrogant, but, I started to lose the best parts of myself. That is where it tied in to my daily job. All of a sudden, I was sidelining my inspiration and creativity for someone else’s benefit. This made me both angry at myself and sad that I let it happen.
As a result, I decided to follow my own path. The first concern, of course, was the monthly income. But, being a translator is quite convenient, since I take my craft with me and it doesn’t depend on the environments I’m working in. Also, I became determined to take my writing seriously, and not consider it an escape from the boredom of everyday life. In short, I want to make a living from my writing. Now that I see it blatantly stated like this, it seems both naïve and brave. For a time, I was kind of ashamed of admitting that I wanted to be a writer. Authors were people that I heard about, read their work, but it always seemed unrealistic to actually aspire to become one of them.
Why not, though? It doesn’t hurt if I try. Although in the past I experimented with other social media, I’ve realized that it would be the best to focus on this website alone and make it the based for my work. On your right, you’ll find a contribution button for the website and new content I am going to post soon. However, help doesn’t always come in the form of money. Nor it should, honestly. If you need to be mindful of every cent you spend, worry not. There are still going to be completely free stories, reviews, photos, videos and whatnot posted regularly. You can share those and spread the word on Yoci Writes, that’s going to be just enough of support. Thank you in advance, and if you have any suggestions, questions, tips or anything else to let me know, feel free to contact me via e-mail on the Contact page.