I'm not going to lie. I have days where I wish just writing was my full time job. Seriously. But...it's not. I still stand by my dream of living in Dublin with Aubrey and T and freelance writing full time. You know, like this:
But I have been enjoying the hell out of doing the freelance work I have been doing for The Examiner, upcoming articles for Care.com, and just this last week, Leah over at SIF introduced me to Mod Vive, a start-up online magazine and recommended me to her editor. See, with this type of writing I get to express my opinion and use my voice more than I do in a normal news story with The Examiner. It works more like a column than anything, and I love it.
So I have written two pieces, and I hope you will check them out. The first is "Blame the system, not the people" - I got a little passionate expressing my thoughts on the legal cases coming out of Florida over the past few years. The second one was on Gideon v. Wainwright, the legal case that made it a right for all criminal defendants to have access to counsel. I talked a little bit about what I do and the misconception that people facing civil cases have that same right, which they don't.
The problem with all of this is it's all I want to do right now. Almost obsession-like. It's lit a fire. This is what I originally wanted to do, way before law school, and I still am so passionate about it. I just haven't really recognized that until recently. If I can combine the law and writing? That is my dream job, hands down. However, that isn't exactly something I can click my heels and "bam" I have that as my job, paying as much as what I make now.
But it's fun. And I love it. So thank you to all of you who have been keeping up on them. I truly appreciate it!