It’s rare we are afforded the pleasure in life to be able to do exactly what we want and be paid for it. Back earlier in the year I was faced with a decision.
Go on with the company I was working for and be paid little to nothing while my rights were basically given away and other third parties sell my work for their own personal use
Take a stand and go out on my own, with an uncertain direction, future, or purpose.
I chose the latter—and boy am I glad I did.
The course was foggy. Doubt and fear threatened to take all I had strived years for. Through all of this there was a force backing my every move. It was a powerful force I was new to, but welcomed anyway.
That force was made of up friends, new and old, that supported me through the entire year.
You sent words of encouragement. You gave advice and pushed positivity. You motivated me.
Connections I had made over the past three years doing this blogging thing started to show their strength. Friends in high places passed my name around to their friends. Before you knew it, I had requests for my services pouring in like a busy restaurant taking orders.
All of it kind of shocked and overwhelmed me.
I spent the first day simply trying to process it all.
Then from some long-forgotten inner place, I lit a creative fire under myself.
Some of you here have even requested my services. You love the artsy world I create. Nothing can describe what a gift you have given me.
Yes, I have stayed up long nights.
Yes, I’ve had to juggle this with many other endeavors.
Yes, my plate is full.
But ask me if I regret anything,
and I’ll surely tell you no.