Dolla make me Holla

Lately I’ve been stressed out. So stressed in fact that I hadn’t written more than 1k words on book 4 or sat down to actually read in almost a month. The funny thing is, my life was so busy that I didn’t even notice I was stressed out.

I tell people I have, or rather had, three jobs. My main is the “put food on the table” job where I commute to work Monday through Friday. The other two are writing and a freelance writing gig. Of course, I let the freelance gig go. I was stressing more for the lack of time that I had because of it than I was financially benefiting from doing the work.

Since quitting I noticed something change in me. My temper was better, I breathed a little easier. While I’m still constantly exhausted (thanks Fibromyalgia), I’m generally in a better mood. It’s only been a week, but I honestly think my brain was so overloaded with to-do lists from each job that I honestly had no time to breathe.

I’m still busy out the wazoo, but now I’m actually busy doing things I enjoy doing. I’ve read two books over the last week, fixed a major issue happening with book four, and hung out with my minion without dreading the minutes until I had to start something else of “importance”.

Quitting one job reminded me of something I’ve tried to keep in my mind: Money may make my life easier, but chasing it will not.


Published by Kelsey Jordan, author

Kelsey Jordan is the author of the Gardinian World Novels. She is a collector of back packs, pens, and an unseemly amount of paper. When she isn’t working on the series, you can usually find her scrawling on something, playing video games, or taking glorious naps.

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