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2012 Will Be My Defining Year

Updated on December 31, 2011

It's just about 5pm on New Years Eve and the wife and I just got back home from the insanity that is grocery shopping...especially today, when everyone's out doing their last minute shopping. And when we got home and I started to think about 2011, I realize that for me it was a year of adjustment to a whole new lifestyle.

Other than taking three very crappy jobs (and yes for those of you like myself who technically are unemployed, I understand that many of you are saying that any JOB is a good one in this economy!) I'd decided to make a go of working online as a freelance content writer. Let me tell you, it's been brutal to make this adjustment on so many fronts.

I know that many of us dream of working from home...well my dreams were more of a nightmare actually. When your whole life has revolved around getting up Monday through Friday at 5 or 5:30am to get to a factory job by 7am, plus taking all of my medications before I walk out the door all of a sudden not having to do that is an eye opener.

Some of what I've dealt with this year are the Motivation Factor, Depression (make no mistake, being a freelance writer is a solitary affair) The Sedentary Lifestyle, and adjusting to Being My Own Boss.

After a full year of living this way and making these mental and physical adjustments, I've come to realize that for 2012 I actually hold my life in the palm of my hand...that's the reason why I specifically choose that graphic to the right for this hub.

I just read a report that was released by Elance, stating that in 2012 they are expecting "Work to Double Again in 2012" and that's more than enough motivation for me to pick my pace up in the coming new year.

Its' the reason that I want to just make one resolution this year, but for many of us that have been out of work, it's a resolution that I'm sure a lot of us are going to half halfheartedly make and few will accomplish...and that's strive to be more successful in 2012.

For me, 2012 will be a defining year. It will be a year where I take the next step up the success ladder, a step that will bring me closer to a successful career as a freelance writer and to grow my business.

This is an important step because it will forever effect not only my future income...it will effect how I contribute to helping support my wife's and my lifestyle. It's all going to be about hard work and long hours, and I don't have to punch a clock so it's all about how tired I get each day. What I have to do is get up each day and be motivated, have a course of action and just follow through on it.

Trust me, when you think about it all of this is going to be tough to do, and yes there are other little things that I will have to do to make all of this happen, but this is the one resolution that I cannot afford to just let fall by the wayside.

So here's to 2012, a year full of prosperity, motivation and one very important resolution..

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