JP Buntinx – The Man, The Mystery
I am one of those people who always felt that mainstream normalcy wasn’t for me. In saying so, I mean that the traditional values society wants to force upon us simply do not apply to me. After my first job experience, which lasted nearly 3.5 years, I finally came to understand that being somebody’s employee meant you were only a number in the machine that could easily be replaced. Don’t get me wrong, I learned a lot from my first job, and I’m grateful for the opportunities I got there. But I wanted to carve my own path, and that is what I set out to do.
In early 2014, I decided to go into business for myself and obtain the necessary paperwork to start my life as a self-employed freelance writer in January of 2015. As you would come to expect, there is a lot more to becoming self-employed than meets the eye, but with all the necessary paperwork in my back pocket, the real journey can begin.
Freelance writing is something that either comes naturally, or it’s just not for you. In my case, I was fortunate enough to have it come to me naturally, even though my first articles were absolute garbage. Over the years, I managed to refine my skills, meet new people, and create my own writing opportunities. Life is an ever-evolving creature, and we all have to adapt to keep on top of our game.