Moonlighting: My Nighttime Forays into Work

 Recently, a change in responsibilities at my full-time job means that I spend my days doing the same creative work that I used to do only in the evenings.

For years, the day time work my employer paid me for—writing queries, creating financial reports, analyzing productivity figures—was kept neatly separate from the evening work of freelance writing and editing that I do for myself. I always dreamed of having a more seamless career, however—one that didn’t have such distinct boundaries of skill set and knowledge. But until recently, I didn’t see a way that could ever happen.

Now, I spend large parts of each day reading, researching, and writing about the healthcare industry for the medical billing company I work for; I tweet and like and post and share. I connect people with content I have created. Then, I come home and do the same things all over again with my blog, the High Calling, and other publications I submit work to.


Today I am writing for The High Calling. Won’t you join me there for the rest of the story? 

Photo by MichaelRiedel, via Flickr. Used with permission under the Creative Commons License.


Charity Singleton Craig

Charity Singleton Craig is a writer, author, and speaker, helping readers grow in their faith and experience true hope in the middle of life’s joys and sorrows. She is the author of My Year in Words: what I learned from choosing one word a week for one year and coauthor of On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts.