For those who haven’t seen my facebook post yet, today is my first official day on my own as a graphic designer..supporting myself. I have wanted/needed this for awhile but was always quite nervous for obvious reasons. What if I can’t do it? What if I start sucking at design? What if I fail? What if something bad happens? I know a lot of people who take this leap to go off on their own typically have someone on the side (spouse or family) that could financially help support them…and well I do not necessarily have that (SCARY). Yes, my boyfriend and family would help with what they can, but I am here for myself, taking this risk, supporting myself. Almost two years ago I moved here to NC without a job lined up, friends or family in the area, or seeing where or who I would be living with. So, I guess risk is something I tend to do. I’m ready for a ton of big changes this year, and taking this first step is one of them. Yes, I am a bit nervous but I think I can do it…and on the upside I am REALLY good at being frugal and spent the past 25 years doing so ;)
I am excited for this and excited for all of the changes that are coming in my life. Last year at this time I had a 1/4 life crises turning 25 and thought I wasn’t where I wanted to be at this age. I am about to turn 26 (still freaking me out a little), but feel much better about it and where I am in my life…and what I have accomplished. I have no clue what my future has in store for me, or what I will be doing in five years from now, but again I love not knowing…I find comfort in that.
So, I thank all of you for your support and cannot wait to really have time for my clients and my design..and getting more sleep :) So, in the next couple months I will be finishing up on my current projects and prepping for my next venture, a full brand re-design and business re-structuring. As you can see on the right, I am taking down emails and names for anybody who is super excited for a beautiful brand, blog, web, etc and willing to be put on my waitlist.
P.S. This also means more time for Mint 102!! Yayyyy!
Thank you so much, and please share if you have recently taken any risks…I may feel a bit more confident if I hear your stories!!