Never in a million years did I think I would be sitting here writing a blog post about self-employment. I guess that’s why they use the phrase “never say never” because hell I am my own freakin’ boss now! I should start by saying this journey to self-employment has not been easy and I am still learning through trial and error how to be my own boss every single day. Lucky for me, part of this self-employment gig for me includes being able to write this blog and share my experiences with you. And since I like to be real and raw with you, I want to be totally honest about the struggles, fails, and successes of being my own boss.
As a kid, I remember my parents encouraging me to read....a lot. At the time I would roll my eyes and try to come up with a million other things to do so I didn't have to read. Who knows, I probably willing did the dishes a few times just to avoid having to read? And SparkNotes were definitely top on the list in my Google history when it came to required reading at school.
HELLO 2018 & Happy New Year to you all!
Last year, I started the ritual of writing down monthly intentions for myself. This ritual was inspired by one of my favorite wellness bloggers Jordan Younger from The Balanced Blonde! If you're a wellness or spirituality junkie and don't already know her, I highly recommend checking out her blog! By taking the time to write down my intentions I have been able to stay focused and on the path to accomplishing my goals. My intentions aren't always focused on things such as conquering my forearm stand (although that is in the books for 2018!), but more focused towards ways I can better myself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Every year about this time of year I find my self saying, "this year flew by!," but this year I am thinking "damn, 2017 you were a long one!". From major shifts in my lifestyle and career, to a lot of jaw dropping headlines in the news, and the loss of Tom Petty. A lot has happened.
As I sit down to write this post I can't help but feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of content I could share here. But don't worry, I won't highlight everything because that could keep you here for hours and I personally am not one for too sitting long. So in honor of saying farewell to 2017 here are a of the valuable and life changing experiences I had this year.