Writing is the ultimate challenge.
The more time you spend writing, the more you’ll learn, the better you’ll get, and the more your career will be, writes Olivia.
A year after leaving home for a year-long holiday to visit her grandmother, Olivia has been a freelance writer for a decade.
I don’t think I would be able to do it if I had to have a job, she says.
I’m just so blessed to be able do what I do.
But there are still times when I feel like I have to work.
When I first started writing, I had no idea I would end up with a job.
But, when I started out, I thought I would get bored writing, and I thought, “Why don’t I do something else?”.
I was writing because I was bored and I wanted to do something new.
This year, I feel the pressure of a full-time job and the pressure to write.
At first, I was a bit scared to do this, Olivia says.
But I am so glad I took the time to do my writing.
You should never be afraid to ask for help, says Olivia.
It’s okay to have friends, relatives, family and colleagues to ask, she adds.
For a writer, she has been influenced by many different writing communities.
She is grateful for the advice and support she’s received from people who have taught her how to write well, she continues.
Some of the best advice I have received has come from my grandparents, she laughs.
The main thing I take from them is, don’t be afraid of what you’re doing, but rather what you think you are doing.
And I’ve learned to look at what I’m doing, not what people think I’m thinking.