I Went On Vacation And Now I Want A Different Life

How one weekend is changing me.

Shannon Ashley
Apr 16, 2019 · 3 min read

Now I want a different life.

Don't get me wrong--I still want to write. I just want some balance at the same time. I want to write online without being attached to my mobile devices. Can I even do that?

I want a real life.

Being the single mom of a young child means I spend a lot of time at home. Especially since I work online. And a lot of people knock that, as if I'm intentionally living some fake life.

I still love writing.

Writing less has actually been hard. I feel more calm and unflappable when I write every day. Definitely more emotional when I don't.

After a year of writing, my work is changing again.

When I first began writing last year, my goal was to earn money to support my daughter. I dreamed about quitting my job. It turned out much better than expected, and I wound up earning more money than ever before.


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Single mama, fulltime writer, exvangelical. It's not about being flawless, it's about being honest. Top Writer. shannon.ashley.medium@gmail.com

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