What are you here for?
- To make some extra money?
- To make a full time living?
- To make new friends?
- Or to fulfill our creative passions?
For most of us I suspect, the answer to the above question will be a mixture of all 4 answers and I'm sure there are many other reasons out there as well.
To me, joining Wealthy Affiliate back at the end of September 2017 was the end of a long search to find out what I really wanted to do. I have done many things in my life and I have always enjoyed them - and when that is no longer the case, I have taken the action necessary to change things.
I have always wanted to be a writer, in fact I spent almost 15 years of my life as a professional writer creating content for medical and commercial multimedia programs and websites, but I never really considered myself a 'writer' since I was always writing in a particular style, about a particular subject - never really about what I wanted to write about or in my own style.
Since joining, I have truly found my vocation and I absolutely love it. I can't wait to get to my computer whenever I have time and I am here well into the wee small hours writing and communicating - it makes me feel alive in a way I haven't for quite a while. I'm passionate about my niche site and find that there are just not enough hours in the day to get all my ideas out.
Many of you know that I'm also a teacher in a secondary school, and I also run my own part-time performing arts school.
Unfortunately, recently the stress has cranked up at the secondary school due to a new headmaster and poor Ofsted report (not for my subject I hasten to add), and I have found myself finding it harder and harder to justify my time and effort there. So on Friday, I handed in my resignation and as of March 31st I will no longer be a teacher in the school. I spoke face-to-face with the headteacher and found a great sense of relief and calm as I knew this was the right thing to do, not because I'm making a full time income here at WA, I'm not. But my sense of calm, I believe, came from the realisation that I was not being true to the person I am now becoming, and that inconsistency was making me unhappy.
If you've followed any of my blogs or my niche website, which is all about the law of attraction and how to attract the things you truly want into your life by following your dreams, you will see that in order to stay authentic to myself, I had to take action and hence my leap of faith.
I firmly believe that I will be alright - that amazing new opportunities are, even as I write, making their way to me. And by focusing on the things that make me happy, I will manifest them into my life. What I needed to do, was to 'put my money where my mouth is' and set about creating my own life in the way I know I can, using all my knowledge, skills, trust and belief.
There will be doubters yes; my mother I'm sure, will be horrified, as will my sister, my colleagues and almost everyone else who knows me..............except when I told the students in my own performing arts school the news, they cheered. As did my own children who said "at least you'll be happy now mummy!"
I know I have many skills and options for earning money - Wealthy Affiliate is only one of them but I am now focused on my work here with such intensity that I can feel my excitement bubbling over.
Thank you all for your wonderful support - Wealthy Affiliate is truly a place to be yourself and I intend to make 2018 the best year ever in the life of Gail Lowe.
Life is for living, not for existing and I for one, intend to live by that mantra and reach out and grab it!
Watch this space......