The season of change has been in the air the last few months. When I look back on my life from even just early July its crazy how different it looks. At the end of July I signed my name on the dotted line a million times and I became a home owner. It was something that I was working towards for quite some time and I was equal parts overjoyed, grateful, totally in over my head and overwhelmed!
Next came moving, finding a roommate, small renovations here and there which are still ongoing. I felt like I was being pulled in many different directions between all of my apartment tasks, my day job, my business, keeping up on social media. Not to mention being a friend, daughter, sister, etc. My to do list felt never ending!
When I thought things couldn’t get any crazier I was laid off from my day job of the past four plus years working as a textile designer at a fashion company. I knew that the writing was on the wall and it was coming eventually. I guess when it rains it pours! Initially I cycled through the emotional stages of losing a job pretty quickly over a couple of days. Anger, self criticism, withdrawal but most importantly I’ve been able to do a lot of reflecting and accepting in the past few weeks and I truly believe that it was the push I needed.
I hit the ground running pretty quickly with the help and encouragement of former coworkers, friends, family and recruiters. I’m happy to say that in the past few weeks I’ve taken on two new freelance clients. (One that is ongoing until the end of the year!) I’m also setting the wheels in motion for what my business is going to blossom into. Envisioning and creating this new normal and vision for myself and my career has been empowering. Not everything is picture perfect around here but know that with confidence, patience, and trust that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and of course a bit of elbow grease. I’m excited to share this new chapter as it unfolds!