Inspiration comes in from many directions. It’s funny at times.

Today, I watched Love, Simon―a movie about a gay teenager who struggles to reveal his sexual orientation, and someone else pulls the trigger. He doesn’t deny what he is. But, it was hard to go through the events that follow through the revelation. Anyhow, he keeps on going and finds his saddle.

And, that inspired me.

I know, happy endings do not happen all the time in real life. However, it gave me hope that if I keep trying I can beat the hurdles.

Why I needed inspiration in the first place?

I’m a freelance writer and a blockchain enthusiast. I take up projects that require me to write on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

A day before yesterday, I ended a contract with a client. The pay was low. The same day, I had struck up a deal with a startup. The next day, however, the deal was taken back by the client.

Now, I got one client in my hand.

And, my UpWork―a freelancing platform―account was permanently suspended. The reason UpWork gave me was that I created a duplicate account. And, I was clueless as I never had two accounts created.

Till that moment, UpWork is my only gateway to find clients.

Back in days when my UpWork account was all fine, I decided to try other platforms. None of them are close to UpWork in terms of finding clients.

Now, I’m left with one client, and my magical UpWork is gone.

From two days, I was hustling to find new work. And, I’m having my darkest moments.

I gotta pay bills, and I haven’t yet figured out how to generate revenue.

Love, Simon gave me the inspiration. And, I can tell, If I can go through this hard time, I will become a better person: stronger and braver to take risks.


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