I’ve done some culling, reading, hot tub soaking and written a lot of lists. There are things I want to achieve, goals I want to see realised and I’m on my way there.
I’ve applied for an online position I’m crossing my fingers I get. I’m writing a few pieces for online and print publications as well as organising photo shoots and setting up a more effective post processing and storage work flow. I’m trying to manage my time better, I’m hopeless at it when I’m stressed. I’ve created a monthly advertorial calendar, a saving plan for the new lenses I need and a list of all the blog events, Expo’s, Concerts and Workshops I want to attend.
Since March life has been a whirlwind and I’m not quite sure how I’ve managed to stay standing amoungst it all. Mentally I haven’t really been present, in the moment, just focused on what’s coming up next and the best way to make the most of it, living two steps ahead. I think it needed to happen, I don’t regret a single thing I’ve done so obviously it needed to be as it was… and now it has to be different.
I like that my work is being recognised, even if it’s just a small part. I like that people relate to me, share my passions and that my words often “mirror their thoughts”. I like being invited to events just because people want me to be there, that they give me the freedom to do what I do without judgement, they embrace it.
To be accepted is a really nice feeling, it means I’m doing something that fits into our world, even if it is at times unconventional. As a friend said, “I’ve created my own niche” and there is freedom in that which you have no idea how much I appreciate. The opportunities I’m granted are earned and not just by what I do and the effort I go to but also by you reading, engaging in conversations with me and by being my friends and readers.
I’m thankful, I’m focused and I can’t wait for what’s around the bend…