I didn't realize until yesterday that I'd bypassed my AC-versary without even realizing it. September 5, 2010 marked two years since I first begrudgingly signed up for AC. After having dealt with Helium for so long, I was weary of signing up for anything else. It didn't help that out of the first few articles I submitted, one was declined for upfront and the other two upfront offers were really low. I was discouraged, deleted all my submissions and remained one of those CP's (we were called "content producers" then), who didn't write anything for months. In January of 2009, I came back to AC with a little bit more of an open mind and I began writing and submitting.
Over the last two years, I've learned a lot, I've gained confidence enough that I ventured out into other projects. Now I actually feel like I'm doing something worthwhile not just as a job but as a career. And the best part is that I get to do all this and focus on my boys which is more important.
Thank you, AC!