I’m often asked about what I do for a living. My answer has recently and unexpectedly changed.
Over the past several years, I’ve worked full-time and ran my own freelance fishing-focused business on the side. This has meant I went to work Monday-to-Friday, then after work, on weekends, and even on my lunch break, I worked on my own projects. I used any holidays I had to work. My business consists of a variety of activities; writing, creating videos, social media campaigns, partnerships, public speaking, hosting events, a bit of guiding, and more. You can learn more about the various projects I’ve worked on here.
To be honest, I had been burning the candle at both ends for a few years. I wasn’t sleeping much or taking the best care of myself. I’m not complaining as I love what I do. I’m grateful for every single opportunity. I enjoy every aspect from the fishing (of course), to writing proposals, phone conferences, emails, planning, late night video editing & everything in between. Many of these skills I’ve taken the time to learn myself.
Although my fishing projects kept me very busy, I felt comfortable working full-time too. I had goals in life: financial stability, buying a house, vehicles, a boat, owning a dog. I didn’t want to struggle financially as I’ve been there in the past. I work hard for what I have and I pay my own way. I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement from Eric, my family, friends, and the companies that support my dreams. I took on a lot with this crazy schedule but always knew where my next paycheck was coming from… This was up until recently when I lost my full-time job as the company I worked for lost business due to the pandemic. This was a huge change in my life and I’ve been adapting. I also lost projects due to the pandemic with the travel restrictions in place.
I’m grateful that a few projects have come to fruition recently and as a result, I decided to take the BIG leap to becoming fully self-employed! To be fully immersed in what I love to do. The timing was certainly unexpected. It’s exciting yet terrifying. I don’t know where my next paycheck will come from. I don’t know what the future holds. But I’m going to give it my absolute all. Here’s hoping it all works out!
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