I am a 44 year old Senior Content Manager and Blogger for Cuckhoo Web Design & Digital Marketing. My career did not begin with writing. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science and immediately began working in the mental health field after graduation. Like most new graduates, I was wide-eyed and determined to “change the world” a little. That feeling slowly subsided year after year working with emotionally disturbed children, autistic children, and those who suffered with substance abuse problems. The mental health field, regardless of which specialty, is emotionally draining, and often times, a thankless job. After 10 years, unfortunately, I was utterly burnt out. I stopped working for several years, became pregnant, and assumed the role of a full time stay-at-home mom.
I dabbled in several different jobs in the years following the birth of my daughter. I researched online opportunities, took a medical transcription course, and browsed freelance work. For one reason or another, things never seemed to pan out, and ultimately I was not content. One thing i always had a passion and affinity for was reading and writing. I had a natural talent in the skill in the accurate application of English grammar and editing. After obtaining my current position as a content writer, I realized that I had finally landed the perfect job for me.
I began writing on several blog sites along with maintaining the content on my company’s website and one day had an epiphany. I was happy. I looked forward to rising each morning, reaching for my computer, and pursuing my next writing project. Writing is not “work” for me. I most enjoy completing a project and marveling in that accomplishment. I am much more confident, outspoken, joyous, and most importantly, I feel blessed.