Freelance Diaries: How It All Began

Freelance Diaries: How It All Began

This is the story of how I stumbled into the world of freelancing without a plan, and how it turned out to be the best decision I ever made.

Imagine this: it’s a rainy Thursday evening, and I’m staring out of my office window, daydreaming about a life beyond the 9-5 grind. It felt like I was stuck in an endless loop of monotony. Have you ever felt like your life needed a shake-up, a breath of fresh air? Well, that was me. Tired of the office politics. That’s when it hit me like a ton of bricks – I needed a change. So, what did I do? I quit my job. Yep, just like that. Well, I did write a letter to my boss, and I gave him a month’s notice. Don’t think I left my job on a whim or anything, I’m a good employee LOL.

Now, let me tell you, quitting without a backup plan is not for the faint of heart. Suddenly, I found myself unemployed, questioning my life choices, and wondering what the heck was going to happen next.

So in my quest to avoid diving into my emergency savings and spending my days talking to the walls, I started doing odd writing gigs on the side. Little did I know, those random writing stints were the seeds of my freelancing journey.

I began by crafting copies for lifestyle brands. It was like figuring out a puzzle, but a puzzle that paid. I submitted articles for a skincare company, weaving words that promised glowing skin and happiness in a bottle, and even ghostwrote more blog posts than I can count for a beauty empire that shall remain nameless!

Talk about unexpected turns.

At that point, I was basically a writing chameleon, adapting my style to fit whatever gig came my way. And you know what? It worked. Those random gigs became my financial lifeline, helping me cover my bills and, let’s be real, the occasional impulse buy.

But one night, as I sat down for a deep conversation with myself (yes, that’s a thing), I had an epiphany. Why not turn this side hustle into a full-blown freelance writing career? The more I thought about it, the more it made sense! So, there I was, March 2022, standing at the crossroads of uncertainty, and made a decision – no more 9-5 shackles. I was going to ride the freelance wave and see where it took me.

Was it a reckless move? Absolutely. Did I have a detailed plan? Not in the slightest. But sometimes, you’ve got to trust the journey even if the destination is a bit blurry.

I took the plunge into the world of freelance writing, armed with nothing but my love for words and a pinch of audacity. No more punching the clock, no more office politics – just me, my laptop, and a world of possibilities waiting to be explored.

Now, don’t get me wrong, the transition wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. There were days when I questioned my sanity, wondering if a steady paycheck was a distant memory. But the freedom to choose my projects, the joy of seeing my words come to life, and the ability to work in my pajamas – it all made it worth it.

So here I am, typing away, sharing my freelancing escapades with you. Who would’ve thought that a random decision on a whimsical night would lead to a career I never knew I wanted? Life is funny that way, full of surprises and unexpected detours.

Being a freelance writer is like riding a rollercoaster to me – thrilling, a bit scary, and occasionally making you question your life choices. But hey, it’s MY rollercoaster, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

And that, my friends, is the story of how I stumbled into freelancing – not with a grand plan, but with a little bit of courage, a sprinkle of uncertainty, and a whole lot of passion. Stay tuned for more tales from the freelance life! Here’s to the joy of working in pajamas and sipping tea at any hour!

Have you ever tried taking a chance that brought you to a surprising path? Whats your story?


  1. Wow, you're amazing! A freelance writing career actually sounds like so much fun!xx

    Emilia Josephine |

    1. It is fun! But it can get pretty overwhelming sometimes :')