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Sorry for being away, but I've actually been occupied...

Updated on June 5, 2020
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Sandra, a hobby writer that loves creating essays about everything inside her head full of knowledge.

Been away.

Hey everybody, sorry for having been away from the platform for a couple of days, but I have actually had something to do since the beginning of June. I know, it feels weird to write it too...

My "goal" when I started to write on this platform was to write one article a day, atleast, about something connected to history, which is something I've developed a great like for during my adult years. An article about one historical person, place or a battle or something likewise. There was so much to write about, I felt I had so many things to tell, and I had all the time in the world, had absolutely nothing to do with my days. And yes, I started out really well, writing articles based on the material that I used when I worked as a tour guide. And I really enjoyed it.

One thing led to another.

Things started out great, I had loads of people entering and reading (or at least watching) my articles, and I felt great about that. I saw a bit of money in my earnings account, and that and the positive feedback motivated me to continue writing my articles.

Then I decided to publish my first personal article. About my mental status. About the things that had happened. About the feelings inside of me. One of the most honest things I think I'll ever do in my life. I wrote about how great I felt inside, and how I had started looking for more work, which could give me an income, so I wouldn't have to return to the hotel.

As a whip of magic, destiny again drew its spell. Found an add for a company that was looking for English teachers online, and I applied. They got back to me directly saying I was "shortlisted" with my curriculum.

I've started doing their teacher's training, something that is compulsory to them before starting to teach. So far I am loving it. The teacher training finishes the 13th, and after that, I hope to be able to make some money teaching as well.

Life's roundling turns.

So there's where I am right now, teacher training and writing. That's why I haven't published in a couple of days.

All of a sudden, the days have grown so short, as I have things to do, classes to attend, research to be made, and articles to write. Weeks now fly past, when before it felt like they worked in slow motion. It's weird to think about where life is taking me right now. But at the same time, I love it. I love "riding this wave", it feels like I've been given so much freedom. But still, there is this "security" of a little light at the horizon, where money is coming in. I love it. I love my life right now. I am a totally different person to the hotel receptionist a couple of months ago.

I know that this is just the beginning, and beginnings are always tough. There will be bad days, I am sure, along the road. I realize I still have to work hard to find another way to make an income, to be able to live fully of my "online world", but it feels like I have so much motivation to continue this adventure. One step at the time.

I hope this road is a long one, I hope it leads far. I hope one day I can look back and say "look what I did". Look how everything changed. I can already say, "look how happy I am nowadays".

And, somehow it feels like I deserve this.


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