Jumping Off the Cliff

Friday I submitted notice that I’m terminating my consulting contract as of mid-July.  So I am soon to be homeless and jobless since my current contract also provided me with housing.

I’ll also be substantially poorer since the consulting work actually pays obscenely well.

But, you know what?  Life is too frickin’ short and showing up to that environment every day is just not how I want to spend the hours I have on this earth.

Of course, I say that now.  Talk to me again in six months when I’m broke and no closer to making money off of my writing.

But, for now just walking away and freeing myself 100% to focus on writing feels like the right thing to do.

(Or at least freeing myself to focus on what I do want to do on a daily basis that will keep a roof over my head and not take years off of my life by driving my blood pressure through the roof and making me doubt my abilities to interact with other human beings…)

So, off the cliff I go.  Wish me luck!


About M. H. Lee

M.H. Lee is a speculative fiction writer currently residing in Colorado whose stories are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, sometimes darkly funny, but hopefully always thought-provoking and entertaining.
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6 Responses to Jumping Off the Cliff

  1. miso808 says:

    Good luck and enjoy! Visualize water below and land there…. you can swim and let the water take you where to where you are meant to be. “Be like the water” said Bruce Lee.

  2. Best of luck to you, I am envious of you and wish I had the courage to do this myself.

    • M. H. Lee says:

      Thanks. Six months from now when I realize what a disastrous mistake I made, you can then think, “See, that’s why you don’t do something as crazy as that…” Or, if it does turn out, you can say, “Well, maybe I can do that, too…”

      Let’s hope for the second one!

  3. Dave Higgins says:

    Good luck.

    I committed to being a full time author-publisher last November; it has been immensely hard work sometimes, and is no where near supporting itself; but it has also been the job that has most consistently provided days where I was properly happy to be doing it.

    • M. H. Lee says:

      That’s what I’m hoping for and I hope the money follows along behind it so I can continue. But if I can get six months of being thrilled to wake up and work each morning, I’ll take it.

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