Most of us live our lives the way we are told to. We go to school, join college and then get a job, get married and settle down. But we do all this because society wants us to do. Either we kill our interests or we never realize them.
My life has also been the same. But one day I decided that I will start doing something which I love to do, something which I can keep on doing without getting bored, something where I do not have to prove myself daily. I thought over it and finally decided to start writing.
Initially, I started writing about Politics and Education. In the process, I learned a lot about the nitty-gritties of Online Blogging. After two years of writing about politics and then education, I thought that I would start sharing my learnings with others.
After all, sharing is caring. Isn’t it?
And it was then when I started writing about Blogging.
My struggles to choose between my job and passion
This seriously came as a big shocker to me. But I was financially not in the condition to leave my job for Blogging.
I started taking leaves in the office to finish my Blogging work. My wife and my parents were really concerned about my irregularities in the office.
I decided to leave my job but faced severe resistance from my wife and parents. It was becoming tough for me to manage office work along with Blogging. I was in no mood to compromise with my Blogging career.
Goa – the place where I achieved Nirvana(not literally)
After several months of infighting, I got deeply frustrated and decided to release the pressure a bit. I booked my tickets to Goa. I thought that I would go to Goa, spend some quality time thinking about my future course of action.
In Goa, I realized the importance of meditation. Though I did not do any meditation as such but spent a lot of time thinking. After a lot of brainstorming, I realized that I need to set my priorities right.
Deep inside I knew that I cannot compromise with Blogging. Hence I heard my inner voice and decided to continue with Blogging.
But I was still not making any earnings from Blogging.
Therefore I gave my regular job an extension of a few more months.
Inspiration to continue doing Blogging
While I was back from Goa. Things were not that easy. Managing office, Blogging, and household-related stuff was really tough. I felt like dropping my Blogging career many times but then there were people who kept on inspiring me to not stop.
There success and journey kept on fueling me to go on. Their honesty, hard work towards the profession kept the hope in me alive. These Bloggers have made their names and of course, they earn in millions.
Why I decided to switch from a corporate job to Blogging
Do you see the image above?
Blogging gave me exactly this feeling. And this was the biggest reason for me to remain inclined to quit my corporate job for Blogging.
Neither my job was boring nor I was doing badly. However, my interest in Blogging was more. One of the things which I did not like was 9-5 job culture. It made me feel claustrophobic. Hence Blogging was the only means through which I could liberate myself from 9-5 job culture.
I was dedicating most of the leftover time, from my corporate job to Blogging. Due to this I completely ignored my health. And as wise men say –
Health is Wealth.
I decided to take out time for my fitness. This could only happen when I choose either of the two(Job or Blogging)
The last thing which I mostly felt was that I was missing out on some of the very prominent things in my life either due to lack of leaves or my commitment towards my job. Blogging gives me the freedom to work from anywhere. And I realized that if I make a transition from my corporate job to Blogging I would not miss a single event, festival or family function. Holi is one of the most celebrated festivals in my town but I had not celebrated Holi for 10 years.
Blogging gives me that flexibility to celebrate the important events without impacting the work.
The interest to learn and teach
As I already discussed that one of the biggest reasons that I chose to continue doing Blogging was that I could very easily share the things I had learned in the past. Since my childhood, I was very interested in learning and sharing. Blogging gave me the same feeling.
Mistakes made by me which you should avoid
Since I was already doing Blogging for the past 2 years. I had learned a lot and every learning came only after I had committed a mistake. These mistakes were more like milestones. I believe that the way of hit and trial is not efficient and the better way is to learn the things from someone who has already done it. This saves a lot of time, energy and money as well. I have talked about them in detail in the article the 7 mistakes which I had made and you should avoid.