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  • Writer's pictureErin Fedeson

Waggish Writer Week 16 Reflections

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Week 16 starts us into the first week of September. It is astonishing how time has been both slow and quick. The COVID-19 pandemic began in the early months of the year and still affects today's daily activities.

In some ways, it has made life hard. It is hard to not hug my great aunt and keep 6 feet apart when I am so used to hugging her. It is hard to do my part and wearing a mask, following the store instructions when I see others who do not follow the aisle flow of traffic.

In some ways, it has opened possibilities I would have never considered more than a dream. Waggish Writer came into existence due to my wish and desire to do more with my time. It has further lead me down the road of realizing my words can create wealth.

With my side venture in the writing, I am challenging myself to see if I can create about $20 a week for a month solely from this job. If I do, I will progress to see if can earn $40 a week for a month. If I do not, I start again to earn the $20 a week. The largest goal I am working towards is earning $820 a week. (Open to more income. Will track for tax purposes.)

As a creative writer, ideas have me moving back and forth, making it hard to focus. With this structure, I am hoping to give myself a structure I can maintain to create wealth as well as be able to pursue my goal of sustaining my life on my writing.

I would also say that this week has been of light. I wrote a poem this week, "My Heart Dances in the Light," that captures the joy I feel. It reflects on how much happiness I feel in following the rhythm of my heart.

I did a heart to heart conversation with my aunt who reminds me that to have my writing pan out as an avenue of income to support my life is one of hard work. There might be times I would have to do work to pay the bills. I am currently at a good space with my side venture into the world of writing, my work as a barista, and my babysitting.

Individually, I acknowledge the income is low and unsustainable for the long term support for living expenses. However, I see them as multiple money flows. I am choosing her words to be signs she cares, and I have the job to show her that I can do it. As it was a speakerphone conversation with my mom listening in, I know she feels the same way.

What I appreciate about both of them is listening to my words. I am happy that I feel confident in my ability to talk with them honestly and able to protect my light. I am happy with my life. I know there is hard work ahead for me, but I have my light, my family, my loving boyfriend, his incredible family, and my friends who are with me in spirit. I am not alone in the pursuit of my dreams. I can and I will succeed.

Thank you for dropping buy and hope you have a wonderful Labor Day! I'm off to make coffees to fuel others' day!


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