We are one month in to 2018 and my life is already a rollercoaster of ups and downs. While leaving out the extreme personal stuff, like my daily battle with anxiety, I will attempt to give you a recap of my life and my many misadventures. For starters, I no longer work at a bar which is psychologically satisfying. I served 5 years as the Head of Security and this only added more stress and magnified my anxiety. I jumped off the boat at the first opportunity that presented itself.
This brought about other complications. I had a couple weeks of free time and this was painful. My mind rebels at stagnation. With a bit of motivation from some minor grief, I have been writing up a storm. I finished the first draft of a novel back in November and I have slowly started the revision process along with revising several short stories I have neglected. Recent motivations caused me to write a screenplay, first one, and it has been revised once. I am hoping to produce the film within the year, but it does not follow a traditional film script, and this could cause complications.
I have also started writing online articles in the hopes of starting a writing career. I wrote a couple articles for BuzzFeed and you can view them Here. I also have a couple articles on my LinkedIn profile and you can view those Here. The writing I am most proud of are the articles featured on TheMighty.com. These articles help me cope with and better understand my anxiety and it is a great place for people with any disorder to go and feel like a part of a community. Just because you are struggling does not mean you are broken. You can view all those articles Here.
As far as work and making money, I have actually turned down a couple jobs because I did not want to work some crap office job that I would hate after a couple years, just like every other job I have ever done. I am trying my hand at this freelance gig and hope that it pays off. I need more writing projects and I am already working on doing more in the entertainment industry of Tucson with my company, VaudVil. It will be a long process and none of it will be easy, but I am so much more satisfied with my life even with all the uncertainty. I think I am finally ready for my future.