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Getting Back to Blogging After a 5-year Hiatus

It has been exactly five years to the day that I wrote my first blog post. However, this time I decided to change things up a bit. Before I get started on what readers can expect from me going forward, I’m sure you are wondering where have you been? Why did you stop writing?

Where have you been?

When I first started my journey as a professional writer I was living the Hollywood struggle life. I was trying to get my brand started as a mom blogger and screenwriter. After four years of more so struggling and not progressing any facet of writing I decided to call it and make a move. That move has landed me in Sin City. Two years ago I decided that it was time to act like a real adult and get a salaried job with health care and a better overall quality of life. I chose to go back into the classroom as a full-time teacher and a less expensive overall cost of living.

Why did I stop writing?

Initially, I stopped blogging because I felt like it was taking off “quick enough”. I was struggling financially I was banking on blogging to be my money maker while I worked to navigate my screenwriting career. So, I got distracted that other people around me where growing faster than me but I felt like I needed to grow faster for survival. So I just said the hell with the blogging and stopped blogging. Then within the next year I think I had stopped screenwriting because I was so busy trying to figure out how to just make ends meet. I wavered back and forth trying to figure out how to get my teaching license cleared so that I can teach, make the money I needed, and then write in between. Ultimately, is was too costly for me at the moment to go back to school to get my license cleared. So Vegas became the solution.

What’s next…?

This blog will be a one stop shop of the lessons I have learned about myself and life during my hiatus. Also, this will be my living document of all my new adventures as I venture into new business avenues, opening my heart to dating, sharing my continuous evolution as mother of a soon to be teenager, and learning how to step through doors that open and make peace when doors close behind me. Stay tuned and join me for the ride!

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