Overwhelmed, but optimistic!

Hello again,

I would have posted earlier, but am still leaning the in’s and out’s of the blog world. Just to keep you update on my progress, I am feeling a little bogged down with learning as much as I can about freelance writing, its like being the new kid in school. For me, the whole prospect of writing professionally is intimidating. When I think of professional writing, of course my mind goes to extremes such as Stephen King’s success or complicated projects about mathematics. Either way, my mind doesn’t want to admit that professional writing does not have to be an impossible feat, but rather something that I can do because I am an intelligent (sarcastic as times) person, who wants to do this, and who is motivated.

In my personal life I find, that I am surrounded by people my age (30’s), who have a career, but are unfulfilled with their career choice. Yes, I am one of those people, and for the last 5 years or so, I’ve explored different paths to try. Many of my musing have been speculation because I have been afraid to actually make such a drastic change. I’ve found that for most of us, there is not one job that is shear perfection. That being said, if you do find something worth exploring, than please indulge that notion as I am doing with my writing journey.

Please continue to follow me as I continue to embrace writing as a career. Comments are welcome, and if you have time please check out quotes from one of my favorite author’s, Dr. Wayne Dyer.  Here is a sample of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s quotes “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”  After all, motivation and positive thinking is good for us all.


Kari Horner




4 thoughts on “Overwhelmed, but optimistic!

  1. Hi, Kari,
    Welcome to NAIWE and the world of blogging! I hope you will enjoy this new adventure.

    There are many ways to build your skills, and I encourage you to read books and take classes on writing, copyediting, and freelancing, as these things will help you find your niche and polish your skills so you can create a writing career you’ll be proud of.

    Best wishes on the journey!

    • Thank you Janice, I am currently in the j-school class that is through “The Writer’s Den”, though I am not sure what it is I want to do specifically. I am leaning to all things health care related at this point due to my nursing background, but I am sure it must be narrowed down more than that category.

      Thanks so much for your encouragement!


  2. Hi Kari,
    Yes. It is all too common for people in our age range (30s) to be incessantly complaining of the unhappiness or shear lack of fulfillment that they are experiencing in their current careers or jobs.

    Do you believe in job security?

    I think most people stay in this phase of their lives because they feel “secure” at their current place of employment. Most fear the unknown so, the prospect of them moving on to another company is almost as awful as the pulling of teeth.

    Well. The name of the game is to try and build financial security and one way to do that is to increase one’s passive income. Writing is a good way to do that. I have entered the world of freelance writing in April of this year and I have a ways to go to see the build in my financial portfolion through an increase in passive income. But, I am excited because this is truly my passion and I look forward to reading more on your Blog.

    Congrats for getting this started.


    • Hello Monique,

      Do I believe in job security, a very good question. I would say that it’s something ingrained in us, but really how secure is it when there are so many variables that could just as easily remove us from that secure job. Emotionally I believe in job security, because I think I’ve always been taught that belief, but truly I don’t think the notion of job security is valid for me in my current working life. I think that once established as a writer or freelancer of any variety; with established clients and contacts, that is true job security. It’s just hard for my mind to embrace this change of concepts, but it will all work out.

      I too fear the unknown, and can relate to the difficulty with change, but for me, I was more out of my working life. I guess the fear of the unknown isn’t going to deter us who want in life.

      I look forward to hearing from you.


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