About Me

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Hiking the Sierra Buttes

Hi, my name is Eric, and I’m happy to report that I’m a Freelance Writer!

That is super cool to say, by the way.

I’ve been interested in writing for a while now, and I finally decided to make a website and let everyone know.


My Story – A Quick Version

Ever since I was six years old, I have wanted to work in law enforcement.

I have always wanted to help others and put their needs above mine.

One of the things I’m most proud of is achieving the goal of serving my community.

I wouldn’t trade it for anything in my life. I learned so much about myself, people, and so much more.

Not to mention all the cool stuff and training you get to do!

There is much more, but I’m trying to keep this “About Me” shorter and not a book.

We cannot discuss ourselves without mentioning a few battles and life challenges.


Life and Battles

We have all had battles in life, and I have always wanted to help people pull through them.

It is never easy seeing others battle through life’s challenges. But going through my own wars has helped me understand there are things you cannot control in life.

One example of this is finding the love of my life, only later finding out she no longer wanted to be with me. Anyone that has gone through a divorce will understand it’s not easy.

It took me time to get out of the fog (and put my big boy pants on). This was around the time I decided to re-evaluate everything in my life.

This takes us to the end of 2019.

I decided to start thinking about what I wanted out of life.

I remember it was around 3 am while writing a report at work in an empty parking lot. I started to fantasize about what others do and how people make money doing what they love to do.

More importantly, having the option of working from anywhere in the world.

As you can imagine, it’s not in the cards when you work as a first responder.


Finding What Makes You Happy

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Just being myself

This is also around the time I started asking the question, “What Makes You Happy?

Ultimately, that was also the reason that I started Wilde Escape too! I share more about my journey.

On its surface, that question might seem straightforward.

For me, it boils down to time if you didn’t read my answer to the blog post. Time spent with my friends, family, and in the great outdoors.

After all, time is the one thing you cannot get back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Interestingly, when you start thinking about “What makes you happy,” something funny happens.

You start looking at the passions you have in life.

You might even discover that you stopped doing the things you enjoy.

When you realize this bold statement, you will find yourself questioning things. Such as why did you stop doing what you enjoy.

This is what happened to me, and I decided it would all change.


Entering A New Chapter

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Camping In My Rav4 Conversion

After much trial and error, I found building a basic blog was a lot of fun.

There was something relaxing about leaving the stresses of the “Day Job.”

I was creating my escape and what has become my new life chapter.

When you build a website, one thing you need to do is write. You have two options, hire someone (that person should be me, by the way) or do it yourself.

Writing has helped me discover who and what I want to do with my life. I would have never thought I would be doing this. But here I am.

If you had told me I would be writing back in my school days, I would have laughed in your face.

Welcome to my new chapter!

I’ve started where I enjoy. That is writing about outdoor adventures and learning to live a simple life.

But that doesn’t mean that’s all I write about.

Researching projects has become an excellent way of getting to learn so much about what is out in the world. Not only the ones I’m passionate about.

Along the learning lines, and since starting this new chapter, I have been taking many courses. Including web design, economics, coding, SEO, and, most recently, Copywriting.

It seems the more I learn and read, the more excited I am to help others find out what excites them.
Or better yet, discovering what makes them happy!

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Working in my “mobile office.”

Eric, the Freelance Writer

For as long as I can remember, the idea of people that make money by building a business has been the dream.

Finding a way to work remotely, now you are talking!

My career in Law Enforcement didn’t allow me to do that.

I’m sure you know where this story is going.

I decided to resign from Law Enforcement and continue following my passion.

As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision, and it took me a long time to figure everything out.

I’m not one to jump into anything.

One thing that I was doing (besides my career) was working at an outdoor retail store.

To be honest, that might have been the extra push I needed. I learned a lot, met amazing people, built friendships, and helped others get outside.

Best of all, I found myself in a position to start doing the things that made me happy.

So that brings us to today.

I am currently working four days a week at a job. The good part is that it’s low stress (if you were ever in a high-stress job, you know how this recs havoc on your body and more).

This gives me plenty of time to focus on what I enjoy and help others get noticed online.

My blog (Wilde Escape) is still up and running, but I don’t post to it as often. This is because I started working with others!

It’s been a process, but I’m excited to continue this journey and see where it leads.

So, if you need a content writer, I’m your guy!


I Want To Help – Let’s Connect

All that to say, I’m here and open to the world of possibilities.

I have started my own blog and business website, helped others build blogs, and learned much along the way.

Through all of this, I have found that I actually enjoy writing.

So my goal here is to see what I can do, through my writing, to help inspire others. If you are interested in hiring a writer, Let’s Connect!

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Relaxing at The Grand Canyon

It’s Time To Take Action

There you have it. Thank you for checking out my freelance writing site.

I have written a few things for other sites, have had a blast doing it, and am excited to do more of it.

Please email me if you think I can help or have any further questions.
I’m more than happy to help you out.

All the best,
Eric
Email: Contact@EricWilde.com
Cell: 415-993-8950

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