I feel like a bit of a fraud every time I sit down to write a new blog post.
This blog is about being a busy working mom, and how I (mostly) make that work. Right now I’m unemployed, and we’re not a busy family.
Sure, we have days that feel awkward. Remembering to log into our Zoom ballet classes, or keep the video chat dates the kids have made with their friends has been a challenge. But that’s only because we are doing so much less overall that we don’t even pay attention to the time.
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I said I wasn’t working, but that’s not entirely true.
I’ve launched myself as a Copywriter, and I’m spending a decent amount of time looking for writing jobs.
I’ve been turned down by a few agencies, and been put on “when we get more work” lists, but I’ve also increased my earnings from Kingstonist.
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My goal is to not have to go “back to work” after the emergency measures are lifted. By putting in the time now, I hope to find some recurring writing gigs to support us without me working outside the home.
You can help me out.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy anything.
Supporting me (and other small businesses or startups) is as easy as liking my FB page, sharing my posts and articles, and thinking of me when you see others looking for services I can provide.
I also write articles to help businesses understand why they need to focus on improving their websites (and how I can help with that.) Take a look through my Copywriter Articles – maybe you’ll learn something!
A piece of exciting news
This morning I woke up to a message from an acquaintance from years ago (like 20 years ago) asking if I could write him a musician bio.
“Of course I can!” I replied, then immediately did a Google search on musician bios.
But that’s the joy of being a writer. I know the words, the grammar, the spelling and when it sounds good. All I need are details and a little research and I can write any kind of copy you need.
Long story short (does anyone else hate that phrase) I am working, despite being unemployed.
Pivoting my skill set wasn’t hard. I’ve been writing for years now.
What is hard is trying to carve out a writing niche while helping kids with distance learning, and trying to keep them entertained without noses in screens all day.
I don’t regret asking to be laid off from my full-time job, or declining to return when the office opened back up. My girls need me at home, and will until the fall (and maybe beyond.)
With any luck, that will be enough time to know if I can make a go of copywriting.
Your support means a lot to me. Word of mouth is always the best form of advertisement a business can get.
And don’t worry – I’m not abandoning my blog writing. I will still be sharing about my life, and all the ways I’m finding I can make things work as the girls continue to grow.
I’ve put together a Resource page with links to products busy families may find useful. Take a look and feel free to share anything you may have, or know of (freebies, printables etc.) that help you out with your day-to-day life.
Thanks for sticking with me.