What Great Things Freelance Writing has done for me so far in 2018 (Vacation!!!)

What Great Things Freelance Writing has done for me so far in 2018 (Vacation!!!)

What Great Things Freelance Writing has done for me so far in 2018 (Vacation!!!)

Recently, I took a trip, by myself with no kids or husband. I am here to tell you a few of my reflections, and how I couldn’t have done it without my side hustle of a freelance writing business.


My son was born in 2012, and I knew then, I had to be home with him. Call it a “sign from above”, a “calling” or whatever, but I knew the day that child was born that he was going to need me home more. I started writing unofficially then, and three years later, I began Write RN, LLC. With that, I gained more exposure and clients. When my son was 2, I started school again for my bachelor’s degree, while still running my business. I had to cut back a day every two weeks at work to handle school and my children. I finished my BSN last year and didn’t go back to picking up days because my freelance writing business started to gain more and more income. I did it. I accomplished a freelance writing business goal…

Yesterday – I climbed a mountain

That leads me to yesterday. Yesterday, I climbed a mountain. I am from Ohio, and my freelance writing business took me to Maine. Not to meet clients, plan content etc., but to vacation (did I mention – BY MYSELF?).

I came with my brother in law, his friend, his girlfriend and her niece. No husband or children for me. I am writing from the couch in a quiet room watching the sunrise over the ocean right now. I know I am bragging. But, why am I telling you this? Because you can do it too. You can start your freelance writing business today and grow it to be able to care for yourself like I am, right now. I have done things on this vacation I never knew my body was capable of doing. I wouldn’t be able to do it with my kids because the mountain hike was 7 miles and a lot of rock climbing.

Three things this vacation has done for me and my freelance writing business:

1. Mental clarity – When I was sitting and having a snack at the top of the mountain, I was just sitting there listening. I heard absolute silence. I had my thoughts, my breathing, and my rapid heartbeat from the climb, and that was it.

2. Beautiful sights – I am so blessed to be in such a place that gives us views as I saw. The pictures don’t do justice. The memories I take home will never leave me.

3. Recharge – When you’re a mother of two, working a research job, part-time at the hospital, and freelance writing and VA work, as well as a wife, a break should always be scheduled.

Guess what? I have never left my kids and my husband in the 13 years (the age of the oldest), and now, I feel like I need to do this more often. I recommend a good recharge for you. See where you are right now and find what recharges you. It might not be climbing a mountain or anything outside at all.

Ready to “Climb your mountain” with your freelance business?

I offer freelance health writers coaching in this business venture. I want to help you to enjoy your summers with nature surrounding you and stepping out of the 4 walls of the hospital. Writing while overlooking the ocean, or even in your pajamas. I am SO incredibly grateful for this opportunity to be home. Home is where my kids are, my husband, and peace. I love my patients and will continue to be the best nurse I can, but to be able to make an income from home is where my heart flourishes the most.

What’s next?

I am able now to take more vacation from work, so in July the kids and I are taking a trip to Chicago! Now, tell me, is your nursing job letting you have this much time off this summer? I continue freelance writing from our hotel when we are settled in, then off to the National Park out there, swimming, and then driving to the Skydesk and Navy Pier! I am SO blessed!

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