I Gave My Two Week Notice To Become A Full-time Writer

Yesterday, I told my boss I was quitting.

Mary Jones
Ensemble Of Writing
2 min readApr 9, 2021

Nothing out of the norm happened for me to decide it was the end. It’s retail and it always sucks. My decision lied in the feelings of my talents wasting away.

I am a writer. I always have been. My education is in Creative Writing. Since I’ve graduated, I’ve gone from one retail to another, hating every minute of it and watching time pass me by to what could be a promising writing career.

Soon after graduating with my Bachelor’s degree, I found out I was pregnant. My plans of moving to Florida and linking up with my school to obtain some sort of writing job were all derailed. Then, 5 months after my son was born, I found out I was going to have another baby, my beautiful daughter Amelia.

So, it’s been roughly four, almost five years, that I have been unhappy with my professional career. Children are expensive. Plus, there were some things that had shifted to where I needed to be the sole provider for a few months. I sacrificed my own goals and dreams to ensure they would be taken care of.

I did eventually get a writing job as a news reporter for a local newspaper. However, the drive was long with less than equal amounts of compensation. Plus, the fact that my children were in daycare all hours of the day made me feel like a shitty mom. It was taking a toll on them and me, so, I quit. It was so hard to do because I loved that job so much. I was getting better at interviewing and writing news-type articles, which I had never done before.

Now, I am proud of the fact that I will be working full-time as a writer. I’ll be writing for clients on a freelance basis. So, if you know anyone needing a writer, send them my way. Plus, I’ll be able to work on my blog and send in more scripts in the hopes of selling them! Wish me luck everyone.

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Mary Jones
Ensemble Of Writing

Mary is a Creative Writer, Blogger, and Poet. Expect to read her poetry and about freelance writing, mental health, depression, creativity, and passive income.