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From Meditation to Full Time Freelance Writingby@dananikolic
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From Meditation to Full Time Freelance Writing

by Dana NikolicFebruary 2nd, 2023
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Dana Nikolic is a freelance writer and author. She says her passion for writing led her to quit her 9-to-5 job and become a full-time freelance writer. Despite the challenges, she says her career has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of her life.
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I've always been a creative person, but it wasn't until my late 20s that I fully embraced my passion for writing. I had been working a 9-to-5 job in an office, but I found myself constantly daydreaming about putting pen to paper and sharing my thoughts with the world.


It was around this time that I also discovered the practice of meditation. I had always been a bit of a worrier, and I found that taking a few minutes each day to sit in silence and clear my mind helped me to feel more centered and in control of my thoughts.


As I delved deeper into my meditation practice, I began to realize that writing was not only a hobby for me, but a true calling. I started to take my writing more seriously and began to submit my work to various publications. To my surprise, I was getting accepted and getting paid for my work!


I was thrilled, but I still wasn't sure if I could make a living as a full-time freelance writer. I knew it would be a difficult journey, but I was determined to make it work.


I started to take on more and more writing assignments, and before long, I was able to quit my day job and become a full-time freelance writer. It was a huge leap of faith, but it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.


Writing has given me the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere, and it has also allowed me to share my thoughts and ideas with a wider audience. And my daily meditation practice has helped me to stay focused and motivated, even on the days when the words don't seem to be flowing quite as easily.


I'm so grateful to be living my dream as a freelance writer, and I hope that my story can inspire others to follow their own passions and make their own dreams a reality.


As I continued on my journey as a freelance writer, I quickly learned that it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to build a sustainable income and establish a reputation as a reliable and credible writer.


I spent countless hours networking and promoting my work, building a strong online presence, and honing my craft. I also had to learn to be comfortable with rejection and rejection and understand that not every pitch or submission would be accepted.


But despite the challenges, I knew that I had made the right decision. I was doing something that I truly loved, and that made all the hard work and effort worth it.


As my business grew, I found myself becoming more and more successful and in demand. I was able to take on more challenging and high-paying projects and work with some of the most respected publications and brands in the industry.


But even as my career reached new heights, I never forgot the importance of self-care and balance. I always made sure to set aside time for my daily meditation practice and to disconnect from work and recharge.


I also made a point to give back to the community. I started mentoring new writers and sharing my knowledge and experience through workshops and webinars. I also made a point to take on a few pro bono projects each year, to help causes and organizations that were important to me.

Looking back on my journey as a freelance writer, I can honestly say that it has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life. I'm grateful for the opportunity to do what I love every day and to make a positive impact on the world through my work.


I would encourage anyone who has a passion for writing to pursue it with all their heart. With hard work, perseverance, and a bit of luck, you too can turn your passion into a successful and meaningful career.


Are you looking for a freelance writer or a ghostwriter? Send me a DM on Twitter.