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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Diary of a Freelancer

personal work, watercolor, Love the shoes!!
Custom Baby Shower Invitation

Custom Bride and Groom Portrait

Today I want to talk about positive thinking and keeping yourself confident no matter what. I want to talk about this because lately I've been feeling a little unsure about things. It's a slower time for me which I'm trying to enjoy after the whirlwind of the last six months, but this is something that is very hard for me. My mind starts to go to places like "what if work never picks up again?!" My rational self knows that this will not happen. That work ebbs and flows in business in general but especially when you are freelancing. I also know that I should enjoy this time, because next month, or next week, or even a few days from now I'm going to be slammed again . The saying "when it rains it pours" is very true. But rationality doesn't always win out. 

The most silly part is, it's not like I don't have any work... because I do. I have quite a bit it's just a lot of smaller jobs as opposed to the one big job I had been working on for so long. So I need to focus, and keep reminding myself that this is great! I'm lucky to be doing my chosen profession and working for myself. I need to remember to take the pressure off and that things happen in their own time. Because it's true... they will and they do! 

So above are a few of the things I've been working on lately. I've also been trying to take some time and explore some personal work as well as work on my 2015 plan to grow my business. I feel like it's the best way to keep things fresh, keep developing, continue to focus and try to be positive... and most importantly enjoy the ride! 

Can anyone else relate to these feelings? Any advice on staying positive and confident? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 


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