Your situation will change only when you do.
Last December 31, I left my finance job to pursue a career in writing. I also left my day job to look for freelance jobs or jobs with work-from-home arrangements.
I wanted to free up the time I spend commuting so I can work more on my blog and have the time to write a book, which is a big dream of mine.
It has been almost two months since I started with my new job. It is a job that allows me to work from home.
But, I realized that nothing has really changed much. I still haven't started writing my book. I've put only slightly more effort into blogging.
I usually start with my writing job at nine in the morning and finish at around six. Before nine and after six, I have all the time to blog. But, most of the time, I don't.
I still haven't formed the habits I need to write my own book and do my other projects on the blog.
My working environment and schedule have changed. But, my situation still hasn't.
It's all because I haven't.
It's the same in our lives. We keep on waiting for something to happen before we do what we want to do—maybe write a book, start a business, create our art, or even enter into a relationship. What we fail to realize is that we can do them now. What needs to change is ourselves.
It's like being in a relationship. A relationship doesn't get better because of external things—like being able to go on more expensive dates, being able to travel together, or having more money in your date fund. The relationship gets better only when the people in the relationship get better.
Are you wishing for your situation to improve? Maybe the first thing that needs to improve is you.