Have you ever had a ‘Eureka’ moment? They’re fantastic aren’t they? I had one on Sunday. I’ve decided to become a full-time writer and comper. Let me explain.
I haven’t done any paid work for quite a while. Two miscarriages and the resulting mental health problems have severely dented my confidence. On top of that a pre-existing medical problem has resurfaced. I have psoriasis on the soles of my feet and my palms.
Many years ago, after years of visits to doctors & specialists, I decided to blow £400 of my student loan on Chinese Medicine. Three weeks of acupuncture, herbal foot baths and numerous pills later I was amazed. I could finally walk and pick up a pen without tearing the skin. The accompanying depression lifted and I got my life back.
Four years later it’s back, hardly surprising really given the battering my health has taken recently. So I’m on a mission to raise the money for more treatment. But how?
I’m going to enter competitions, pray I win and sell the prizes or, in the case of writing competitions, bank any prize money I get.
Of course, there are no guarantees that my plan will work, you may even think I’m a bit of a dreamer, but what’s the alternative? If I do nothing I may never be able to hold down a job again. Who wants to employ someone who can barely walk?
At least this way I can claw back some dignity, find some enthusiasm and I’ll have hope. It’s got to be better than the half-life I’m living now. 🙂