It’s Been Years, But I Still Remember it Like Yesterday. . .

After tirelessly working a 9-5 job in the corporate world, I realised I must evaluate what I really wanted to do with my life.

It was time to take inventory: I was been a Software Engineer, working with a giant e-learning firm for five years. I was studying for my Masters in Marketing. I was a straight-A student, valued education and knowledge and wanted to leave a mark behind me.

Outwardly, it seemed I was doing everything right.

    Got an engineering bachelor’s degree from a prestigious college –  CHECK

    Got a well-paying job – CHECK

    Had great relationships with colleagues and managers at work – CHECK

    Had made my parents proud – CHECK

    Was career-oriented and self-dependent – CHECK

Except for one thing: I wasn’t happy.

Something was amiss, and I had reached the melting point. It became more and more difficult for me to drag myself out of my bed in the mornings and get ready for work. Why was I even doing this?

The Turning Point

Soon, I started losing focus and it reflected pretty well on my dwindling performance. I was dreading my desk!

It was then that one day, on November 29th 2009, I took the bold step to quit my job. Yes, I quit.

I had no idea what I was going to do next — but now that I think of it, I did. In fact. I had already made a decision months ago before leaving the corporate world behind. I was to write.

And a writer I became. Since then, I’ve lived life on my terms, had hundreds of happy clients, work in my jammies, and made an awesome living out of it.

Because I’m passionate and driven about what I do, I have my heart + soul when I’m working on a project. And over the years, my writing chops keep getting better at it.

Nothing’s more rewarding for me than my final product wowing you. That’s my mission at Damn Fine Writing.

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