The Downside of Freedom

Well, I find myself unemployed for the second time this year. It’s giving me some time to figure out some things about my life – some of them deeply troubling and hard to do. I’m facing the fact that I’m in my late thirties and… well, I still don’t know who I am, what I want to do, or how to move forward. But – I have this blog, I have my words. I have my principles. More importantly, I have support from friends and family.

Now I need a job.

In the meantime, I’ll be looking for employment, writing here on this blog, and, most importantly, editing and submitting content for publication. If there’s one thing about being down and out, it gives you that hard bitten experience and life lessons that I need to put real world struggle into writing.

Here’s to a step up of my game. But, I’ll take any assists.

About the author: Maurice

Maurice Hopkins is an author, illustrator, blogger and part-time columnist for He is easily bribed with publishing offers, experience points, and diabetic-friendly cookies.