My life is heading in a new direction and I am excited for that.
Like a lot of people I am working from home to be safe during the pandemic. It’s not ideal work but it will do for now.
I have been looking at other alternatives to working from home. One thing I have been looking into is copywriting. I took a specific advertising design course and did well with the copywriting, but once I began applying myself I felt a bit lost and unrefined in my skill.
I went back to working in a recreation centre after that because I simply thought it would make me happy. I was wrong.
I started reinvestigating the copywriting idea again but I am not looking at it as a get rich quick scheme but one where I get to establish myself as a capable and secure person. I began watching Tina Lorenz videos and am letting them sink in a bit. How I decide to apply myself may not look a lot like how Tina does it but it will be under my own guides and principles.
I used to think being a workaholic would get me ahead but what it left me with was feeling unsure, and really unskilled at communicating in the business world. I noticed I am introverted and not a sales person but a diligent worker who tries.
I get anxious easily so I find that holds me back, and I am trying to find the trick of undoing that anxiety, and allowing myself to experience the world as a fallible person and being ok with that.
Suicide prevention is an essential topic for me because I am a survivor of suicide. My last attempt in 2010 changed my life, and it almost ended. I count myself lucky, and I mourn those that have not been so lucky. I want to share on this day a chapter from my memoir about suicide. […]
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My family moved to Calgary in 2016 and settled in Sherwood, a small suburb in the northwest corner of the city. At the time, our neighbourhood didn’t feel like a neighbourhood at all: we were one of two families on the entire street, and the other houses were either wooden skeletons or empty shells standing solemnly with “For Sale” signs out front.
I am starting over in a fairly new place. I hardly know anyone here but I am beginning to know people and learn the lay of the land. I was honestly scared when I first moved- actually terrified – but I am starting to settle in. My family is sort of nearby. I broke up with a boyfriend and flew the coop from Toronto. I have no regrets at this time.
Like many I am working remotely, and waiting for the next wave of Covid to hit, and just trying to weather the storm. I am exploring career/ side gig options while holding on to the job I have.
It’s been a rough year with personal battles. I am not actually sad though. The world is (figuratively) on fire but to be honest I am liking the way things are going for now. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes you really have to shake things up to understand that you are much stronger than you realize.