My emotions at the moment are a heavily-blended mixture of excitement, nerves, tranquility and overwhelming fear. That seems impossible, but trust me, the sleepless nights that have nothing to do with my baby (nearly toddler!) are proof that it can happen.
The reason for this emulsion of feelings is that I’ll be self-publishing my book early next year. I’m absolutely terrified! But, I’ve been working on this project for a few years, constantly tugging back and forth on whether I should do it – and I’ve decided to take the chance.
My book is a fun non-fiction (yes, they exist) series of essays about my experience in finding more interests outside of work to increase my job satisfaction. You see, I liked my job. It ticked all of my employment boxes – except one. It’s boring as all heck.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having a boring job. Some jobs are just boring and everything about that job might be great; it fits your skill levels, it’s close to home, it has good conditions, great staff and a generous salary.
To me, finding interests outside of work is not just important for boring jobs, but all jobs. Personally, I think it’s important to not just be your job. It’s important to relax outside of work by doing something for yourself.
In any case, I hope this sounds interesting to some (any!) of you and I can’t wait to release it and have an emotional breakdown in the process.
If you’re interested in reviewing the book before it is released and would like an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, check out a little sneak peek on the cover design of my book below.