Baring any self-destructive tendencies, I think most of us make choices that help elevate our existence. We strive to make our life better, healthier, more fulfilling. I had hoped for such a transition when I closed my branding firm and jumped back into the freelance world. I had been a freelancer a decade earlier, before I learned how to navigate the business world. I was talented, but had no idea how to assign value to my talent. It took a few years of living on raman noodles and working 20 hour days before I realized I was selling myself short – extremely short.
So hereI am now – an independent creative consultant – doing website design and development, SEO and social network marketing strategies, doing photo shoots. I have more tools than I did 10 years ago, more experience, more ability… and suddenly i realized – more success. So why am I surprised by that? I expected things to go well – perhaps not this well – but certainly better than it had been before. I find myself pausing in the day just to reflect and be thankful. I’m doing the things I love. I’m staying busy with it. I’m thriving.
OK – enough pausing, back to work.