I Hate Mondays: (My Story) From 9-5 To Full-Time Blogger

So you say you hate Monday’s huh? Is it that you hate Monday’s or do you just simply hate what you do? At one point I was in that same boat. I hated Mondays, I hated being on someone else’s watch, I hated my 3 hour roundtrip commute, I hated being underpaid, I hated being the underdog, I hated feeling unappreciated, always feeling like I had to prove myself to others, I was flat out miserable. That all changed when I figured out that this was what I wanted to do and that this was going to be the thing that made me happy. After reading this I hope you all are inspired enough to chase after your happy, if you haven’t already.

What’s up guys! It’s been a while since I’ve opened up to you all. In real life I don’t talk about my problems much. I rarely open up to my closest friends and family members. I keep everything bottled in just like most writers I know. Writing is my way of expressing my feelings and I use it to get things off my chest. So don’t mind me when I’m venting my intentions are never bad. Last time we spoke I was telling you all about how I had been recently fired from my job but chileee a lot has changed since then. Let’s just say it hasn’t been like the fairytale that plays over and over in my head. Hehe! 

My original plan was to save money and move to Atlanta by the end of August 2013 and become the next Oprah Winfrey just like that. NOT! Once I was let go from my job I had to strategize and come up with a plan b fast so that’s exactly what I did. Nothing was stopping me from getting to the A. Ha! So in September of 2013 I packed up my little car and drove to Atlanta with a full tank of gas and $175 in my pocket. After filling up my tank twice from Jersey to Atlanta I only had about $80-$90 dollar left once I arrived. I was the happiest person in the world though. Chile you couldn’t tell me nothing, I was in the A and was more excited than ever for new opportunities. Despite the fact that I was staying on a friends couch with no internet in the house, I was out every single night networking and in the mornings I would drive to the nearest Starbucks to get my stories out.

I am no longer under those living circumstances but I still struggle everyday. No matter what I’m going through I find myself at somebody’s networking event or doing something productive whether it be a meeting or getting work done from home. At times I feel invincible, like no one can stop me or get in the way of what I’m doing. That’s the type of energy that you have to put into your universe in order to attract the things that you would like to see happen in your life.

As of right now I am blogging full-time and waitressing. So let me tell you guys about how I got a job as a waitress. I’ve never waitressed before in my life and if you are familiar with the food business then you’d know that often times you can’t get a job waitressing without experience. Well law of attraction says otherwise. I had been online all day on the prowl and finally I came across a post on Instagram that mentioned that a particular lounge was looking to hire waitresses and bartenders. So I got dressed and went in for an interview. Let’s just say I walked in hopeful and walked out with a job. Why a waitress? Because it offers me the flexible hours needed as a full time blogger. I could go and get a corporate job tomorrow if I wanted to but that would take the focus away from what I am truly passionate about and I don’t need or want that.

I don’t share these stories because I’m seeking attention. I share them because I know there’s a female out there watching me who needs the motivation. I want her to know that it isn’t going to be easy but it’s going to be worth it as long as you are willing to put in long hours and not like 40 hours more like 24 hours a day 7 days a week, because that is what it is going to take.

So are you ready to chase your happy yet?

If not, its okay you will be soon enough because I will be contributing a motivational post like this every Monday morning to get you pumped and ready to go for the week. When I first started the site I would post Motivational Monday posts every Monday but I felt like what I was posting everyone had already seen somewhere else. So instead of relying on other sources I’ve decided to create my own lane. If you or anyone else you know would like to share a story, poem, video etc that could be uplift the people please email info@ihatemypublicist.com by Sunday morning to be featured.

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