I’m Thankful to be a Freelance Writer

Michael Stover
6 min readNov 29, 2019

If you find real help within my words, my labor is not in vain.

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’Tis the season to be — thankful. The season to be jolly is almost upon us (my wife already has 4 Christmas trees up and 1 more to go), but I believe we jump ahead too soon and forget to be thankful for all we have.

A mentor and friend from long ago said frequently, “Our first step away from God is when we become unthankful.” Whether you are religious or not, becoming unthankful is the first step that leads down a road no one should venture to travel.

Our first step away from God is when we become unthankful.

Unthankful people are harsh, vindictive, jealous, and never satisfied. They will never know the peace of contentment.

This Thanksgiving holiday, as I privately reviewed the many things for which I am thankful, I settled on considering my current career as a full-time freelance writer. I am in my second year of freelancing full-time. After writing earlier about what I learned after the first year, it’s time to reflect on how thankful I am to be doing this for a living.

I’m Thankful for Freelancing

First of all, I’m thankful for the culture and opportunity of freelancing. My dream of writing as a career would likely never have happened had it not been for the Internet and all the opportunities for connecting and working in a digital environment.

Freelancing opportunities now abound in more industries and specialties than I can enumerate, but especially in various types of writing. I began freelance writing and editing with a broad focus, literally taking any job that would earn some money.

Michael Stover

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