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Going all in, ready or not

All that stuff I’ve written before about trying to figure out when it’s time to dive completely in on the website?

Once again, life points you in the direction you’re going to go, whether you’re ready to go there or not.

I’m okay with that. Maybe even a little excited.

I last posted on here that I was making the move to considering myself a full time blogger. But what does that mean?

At the time, I didn’t see it meaning a change in what I was doing. I was still splitting my time between my websites and delivery driving. I made changes financially, using the earnings from my website now towards our budget instead of from my deliveries.

But I was still splitting time.

Going all in on my blogs
After months of wrestling with when it’s time to go all in, the answer came unexpectedly.

And then life happens.

And then everything changed. That has a way of happening this year, doesn’t it?

The changes blew up my Thanksgiving. Destoyed it. Decimated.

And made it maybe the most real Thanksgiving I’ve known in a long time.

Covid raises its ugly head.

It starts with my daughter catching the virus from a co-worker. And then my younger daughter catches it from her (they share a room).

And everything gets locked down in the house.

We’ve got a big family. That always means a big Thanksgiving. It’s a huge deal for me. For obvious reasons, it didn’t happen this year.

Fortunately, they didn’t get hit hard. And somehow, at least so far, I’ve managed to escape catching it while still living in the same house. Right there, that’s a LOT to be thankful for.

And I can’t go out and deliver. Or at least I realize I shouldn’t. I’ve been exposed, I shouldn’t take the chance of spreading this thing. So here I am, locked down at home.

And then there’s Christmas.

It’s bad enough losing Thanksgiving. It was hard, no question.

And now we’re looking down the barrel of not much changing in a month. What do we do about Christmas? With most the kids out on their own, is that wise to bring everyone together then?

We get talking, and realize that the only way this can really work is if we lock down. They say if you’re going to travel, you should be in full quarantine for a couple weeks before doing so. Make absolutely sure you don’t have this bug.

While it’s not the same thing as travelling, that’s what we’re thinking. Everyone just really lock down. Be absolutely sure no one has it. Then, maybe… maybe we can get together.

Which means no delivery for pretty much all of December.

Which dawns on me: I have my answer, don’t I?

Should I keep putting time into delivery?

That hasn’t been an easy answer. My delivery work has paid better than I ever anticipated. And the thing is, it’s immediate.

I know that if I put the same time into my website, that time can pay off dramatically more over time. There’s a low ceiling on my delivery earnings. However, on the blog, I’m only getting started.

But it’s hard to give up that immediate money, you know?

But driving’s not an option at the moment.

Isn’t that awesome????

Normally, that kind of thing would be stressful. But today, it’s more like, there’s my answer. If one of the two choices isn’t an option, guess which choice I make?

And thus, two more things where Thanksgiving became more real.

I only received my first substantial income from EntreCourier in early October. That’s barely a month ago.

This month was the first time that my online income was enough to meet my budget needs. THIS. MONTH.

Think about the timing of that.

How incredible is that? Like, just in time, there’s the money.

That’s one thing that just hit me up the side of the head. I’m feeling sorry for myself because I can’t have the Thanksgiving I want, but then it strikes me. Even with the craziness that is 2020, I’m being taken care of. Just in time.

And then there’s this answer to my biggest question right now. There’s no choosing between driving time and blogging time. All of a sudden I’ve got all the time in the world.

God answers prayers in some pretty crazy ways, doesn’t he?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got blogging to do.