I just finished attending a webinar by Mike Klingler, who is a coach I follow on Facebook. Every time I attend one of these, I always have a million ideas shoot through my head about my own business, and have been having some thoughts on the Soul Vomit anthology especially.
The reminder to continue learning was a big focus this evening. There were other focuses as well, but that one struck me especially hard for some reason. I love learning. I love information. I also dropped out of college the last time I tried to go... but I still feel like that was a better choice than continuing when my passion is already right in front of my face in the form of Broken Publications and my own writing.
I know what my cause is and what I stand for, and that's stopping domestic violence and helping victims to leave their abusers and thrive in happy lives afterward. I'm really hoping that some of the things I've learned will help others to do just that and allowing others to publish their stories in order to raise awareness as well as giving people a chance to write out their experiences for therapeutic reasons. Maybe it will help them just like it helped me.
The last time I tried to quit smoking, I tried to do it cold turkey. I bought a shelf to build to keep myself busy and worked on it.
I spent about 8 hours teary-eyed and crying that day, had an unbelievable urge to cut off my toes, and made my kids' lives miserable. It was a bad day! I ended up smoking before the night was over.
This time, I have a plan... and I prepared myself over the past few days, mentally and physically.
Yesterday, I did not smoke right after I ate, and I did that on purpose. I also smoked less than 5 cigarettes all day yesterday, which made it much easier for me to realize I can do this.
I've been thinking a lot about how much I love my job. Who else can say that they get paid to do what they love? Granted I don't write as much fiction as I would like to, but I do write every day and write many different styles of work.
Working for myself, from home, has become the best thing I can imagine doing. I still have time to be with my family, to cook meals, to clean (most of the time, haha), and to write and promote for myself as well.