Do you ever feel so caught up in your life you forget to take time to appreciate the little things? It’s not until you have time to pause that you can stop and respond to what is going on around you. Making little reminders can help us find these moments. Let’s put these notes in
The key to a successful vegetable garden is having bloody good soil. I discovered this the hard way, after years of trying to build my own soil using expensive bags of compost or blood and bone and finally gave it up and listened to my wife who said “Why don’t you build raised garden beds?”,
I have been a freelance graphic designer for going on 2 years now and let me tell you, it is an amazing job. I LOVE what I do, I love being able to wake up in the morning… feed my baby, have a coffee, do a little house work and then sit down at my computer and design fun things. I am living my dream and it feels amazing.
When I first started working for myself, I was scared of failure (of course who wouldn’t be) and letting the people who believed in me down. I under-sold myself to win work, worked long long hours to make sure crazy deadlines were met and burnt my creative candle at both ends. I soon found myself with WAY too much work and not enough hours in the day to get things done… made a lot of silly decisions based purely on my fear of failure.
Last year I was lucky enough to be able to completely wrap my work schedule up to go on maternity leave for 6 months. It’s been awesome, kicking back with my new daughter and enjoying US time every day. My time is almost up however and with less then a month of leave time left I find myself reflecting on how far I have come.
I feel like I have a chance to start again, do things the right way and learn from the mistakes I made in my first 2 years.