It seems there’s a common misconception that I fell prey to when I daydreamed of quitting my full-time job and living a life of words and research.
That your ‘path’ will open up once you start working what you love.
It’s more like you have to start from scratch.
For the past 8 years, I worked in the Customs Brokerage Industry, which by itself seems cryptic but it’s really just clearing shipments through Customs. I gained a ton of experience with International trade and U.S. Customs Law and other government agencies.
But creative-wise, it was another story. Now I find myself with all this specialized knowledge, a love of and prowess of writing, and no idea where to go with it.
Some ideas that have since made it into my purview:
- Editor or Editor’s assistant
- Researcher / Freelance Writer
- Blogger (about Customs Brokerage, Writing, etc.)
- Book Reviews
- Business writer
- Grant Writer
- Stick with Novel Writing (Go for Broke!)
I’m just spitballin’ here.
I haven’t decided and feel like I’m finally sitting down to seriously think about what I want to do and what my next step is.
Regardless, I’ll continue to write. And share poetry. And muse about everything under the sun.