After weeks of stressful hard work and very little sleep, I need an excuse to celebrate. What better reason than the fact that I had actually written 25 blog posts for this blog during my few nightly hours away from my stressful day job. Writing on this blog had helped me tolerate my job a little better. So, if you don't like your job, or your boss, start a blog to distract yourself from the misery! It totally worked for me.
Since my short few weeks' absence from this blog, I had gotten my translation service going and I had obtained 2 clients. Yes, 2 clients. No, I didn't get my clients from this blog or social media or from the new professional website that I built myself. Yes, I built my business website myself. I don't know when and how I learnt to do it. But somehow, since I began blogging here, I manage enough to build a professional looking website for my translation service. Yet I got my clients not because of the effort I spent blogging or socializing on Twitter. My clients came to me through the old fashion way, during one of my restaurant visits and during one of my shopping errands. I started chatting with some strangers there, and then the strangers became clients.
I also started my own online store recently. Another website I built myself. I haven't quite figured out how that will work out for me. But hopefully it will start generating some sales. But yes, I still keep my grueling day job because my part-time businesses haven't yet generated enough income for me to quit just yet. No, I didn't tell anybody at work or even my family about my side businesses. I just want to succeed and fail on my own terms without the pressure from others' opinions.
Yes, I had done a lot during the last few weeks, both for my day job, and my part-time businesses. The drawback is I haven't been getting enough sleep. Naturally, all these hard work of mine deserves the celebration.