Dear January, WTF?

I don’t know about you, but my January went from awesome-sauce to wait, what? in 2 weeks. I’d read someone’s astrology report (don’t remember who, sorry) who mentioned that January was like walking through a minefield. If only I’d read it at the beginning of the month…

Instead of freaking out as I usually do when finances are in the picture, I’m taking The Power Path’s January theme, “If not now, when?” to heart and being proactive. I’ve signed up with Upwork, checked back in with Hirewriters, am going through all the notes and pdfs I’ve saved over the years concerning marketing…and I’m watching Sarah Turner’s “Write Your Way to Freedom” free copywriting course (am I the only one who keeps writing ‘copyrighting’??).

Thing is, this is the third job in 2 years that I’ve lost due to my health. There are new requirements at my present job that I cannot fulfill due to the fibromyalgia and my compromised lungs. This came completely out of the blue, and I admit it, I cried all day Friday after I was told, and a good portion of Saturday, too. Then it was bootstrap time. Only different boots. The boots that aren’t made for walking…the ones that are made for padding around the house while wearing soft fleece pajama bottoms and a hoodie, carrying a cup of hot chocolate, before ending up in the recliner with a book because any more exertion than that is going to send you to sleep for 15 hours. Plus, the pain. The ever-present pain.

I have no idea how this is all going to work out, but I’m determined that it will. Any advice fellow spoonies, soloprenuers (is that a word??), work-from-home peeps would be greatly appreciated.

The hardest thing about this? Believing in myself. I’ve learned so much this past year (such as Excel) and yet, when it came time to fill out my Upwork profile, I found it hard to say I was good at those things. I’ve never been good at promoting myself. Another thing I could use some help with. 🙂

So here’s to a better February…hello, Chinese New Year! And living life on my own terms.

Much love,

Pip 🙂

PS: Did you know you can still update your PC to Windows 10 for free? I did last night -not sure I like it, but it’s necessary. Here’s one of the many articles on how. It takes quite a while, so I wouldn’t do it while you need to work!

PPS: Energy healing continues to be my passion and my soul’s mission, so keep in mind that I’m still doing Heart’s Peace Healing sessions!