How much would you pay? How much would you give up? How much would you risk? To be happy…
These are the questions I asked myself a mere month ago, right before I decided to chase my dream of being an author and quit a job where I made six figures. In today’s world, what I did is considered an impractical and reckless decision. People don’t do that. At least, not single fathers of three. But, I didn’t make the decision lightly. And I didn’t make it without a plan. Ultimately, I made it to stop myself from spiraling, because that’s exactly what I was doing. You see, I didn’t want the regret of knowing I didn’t try. I didn’t want my children to know I gave up on my dream. I didn’t want money to be the deciding factor. And I sure didn’t want to continue waking up miserable because I was doing something I didn’t love.
So, yes, I quit. Just like that. Am I nervous? Absolutely. Why wouldn’t I be? What if my plans don’t go accordingly? What if I fall on my face? What if I’ve just exposed myself to the people who are rooting for me to fail? What if you’re one of those people? Well, the answer is actually quite simple. If I fail, I’ll get up, and I’ll try again. And again. And again. Until I succeed, because my heart wants it that bad.
After leaving my full-time job, I set aside a few weeks and laid the ground work for what I termed, my Author Launch. Which, essentially, is my way of saying the day I announce to everyone that I am putting 100% effort into being an author. And that day is today. My 36th birthday. April 24th, 2019.
With that said, I want to thank Dana Pappas, Anita Nicoles, Trevor Galloway, and my “Street Team”, for their invaluable help leading up to this day. A lot of hard work has been done to get me up and running, and I will take that momentum and make it count. Yes. Make. I will make this happen. And I will make those of you who have shown me encouragement and support proud that you’ve placed your faith in me. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. This is just the beginning, and I couldn’t be happier.
Author A. R. Curry