I quit my job recently to be a full time freelance writer and travel blogger. Quitting my job was a sudden and unplanned turn of events. I was unprepared. Still, I decided to make a leap of faith.
Around 9 o’clock in the morning, my girlfriend called me and told me the shocking news!
In my first day as a full time freelancer, I was planning on how to start building connections. Honestly speaking, I don’t know how to. My body clock woke me up the same time I wake up when I had a regular job. I was lying in bed thinking deep on how to begin freelancing, and building my network. I was left dumbfounded. I had absolutely zero idea. So, I decided to clean my room just to pass time. Around 9 o’clock in the morning, my girlfriend called me and told me the shocking news! She scheduled me to an 11:00 AM live radio broadcast at DWDD Katropa Radio: The Bloggers Hour!
Being here, in this very moment, is my first big step and a one time big time opportunity in achieving my goals as a freelance travel blogger and writer.
I did not hesitate to go, but my heart was pounding with tension. I don’t know what to say in a live radio broadcast. I only have 2 hours to build my confidence, and we all know that wasn’t enough. I went to the radio station still.
Ted Claudio of Wazzup PH and Co-Host of The Bloggers Hour greeted me in the admin room. He apologized for the very short notice, and we had a short chit chat. After a few minutes, we were asked to enter the room where the live broadcast will be held. There I met Ian Bacungan of Rogue Writers and Style List Asia, and also the Main Host of the The Bloggers Hour.
My tension grew worse upon seeing the radio station equipment. However, at the back of my head, I kept on telling myself that I have to do this. I was waiting for an opportunity to promote my blog and be known to the major public. Being here, in this very moment, is my first big step and a one time big time opportunity in achieving my goals as a freelance travel blogger and writer. I have to do my very best.
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Ian Bacungan and Ted Claudio are very good hosts. They actually lessened the tension when they started talking. I was hesitant at first because Ian Bacungan has this “Maangas” look, and Ted Claudio has a very professional aura. As we continued talking, I realized I was thinking the exact opposite. They shared their experiences as full time bloggers, and how they started. I realized we were not so different. They had their hard times too. I learned a lot from them, and it helped boost my confidence to pursue my chosen career.
Life is like a rubber band. When it pulls you down, it throws you several times up.
I am very thankful to my girlfriend Cherry for referring me to this Radio Program, and to Ted Claudio and Ian Bacungan for the warm welcome and several good advice.
I realized that life is really full of surprises. It’s like a rubber band. When life pulls you down, it throws you several times up. When I had no idea on how to begin building my network, life suddenly opened a window of opportunity. That moment was an unexpected blessing and an amazing experience. I thank God for that.