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I have enabled paid subscriptions.
On getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and opening doors for myself.
I’ve read or listened to over 40 books this year and even more pieces so I can’t remember the exact source of a quote that stuck with me “I still feel icky about charging for my art.” Same.
Imposter syndrome leads me to be uncomfortable with charging in any way for my work. Somewhere along the way, I felt that would be an audacious ask until I was at least published.
If I have learned nothing from this past year of life it is that I have people who want to support me. The amount of love and support I’ve received from everywhere and everyone overwhelms me to think about and took a while to comfortably accept.
If you’ve been following along, you know that I quit my job in August of 2022 in order to take a mental break from work while recovering from all of my pandemic life’s happenings. My departure couldn’t have happened at a worse time as my industry experienced mass layoffs and hiring freezes. Fifteen months later, I am finally employed again. I accepted a lower salary than I was previously making and now with added debt that I’ve acquired after prolonged unemployment, finances are tight. I’m getting creative with ways to cut costs and decrease expenses, and also finding ways to bring in more cash without overworking and burning out again.
So, I’m getting out of my own way.
I thought hard about what a paid subscription would look like. At first, I felt that I didn’t know how to make a paid subscription stand out; I’m already deeply vulnerable and transparent with you all. But then, I thought about the pieces you all have never read. Pieces that have only been shared with mycommunity. Pieces that bring everyone who is listening to tears. And pieces that scare me to allow anyone’s eyes other than my own to see. I think some of those pieces deserve a wider audience?
And then there was the option of being a “Founding Member” at a higher price? Well, I love writing letters. I currently exchange occasional handwritten cards and letters with a few sister-friends and I’d love to send you one too! You can either specify what you want your letter to be about when you email me to confirm your information, or I can choose.
Most of my writing and posts here will still be completely free. And as I progress in my writing journey and practice, I’ll update you all if that ever changes.
Thank you in advance for anyone who chooses to support me in this way. Also, in an effort to not keep this in the drafts, I did not go back and proofread thoroughly before posting. Please excuse any more typos than usual lol.
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