Last Updated: Summer 2021
I took the leap this summer and left the full-time job I had for a little over 3 years. I’m not getting any younger and if I want to start chasing some of my passions, I need to do it now. So, I found myself a lovely and flexible, part-time digital marketing job at a local women-run toffee shop that gives me the time to pursue my health, writing, freelancing, photography and filmmaking goals and I hope you’re along for the ride.
Finish a Screenplay
I have a about 5 script ideas that have been rattling around in my mental filing cabinet, waiting for me to pull them out, dust them off and get them on the page. This summer, I’ll finish writing one of these projects.
Taking a WEbflow Masterclass
Web design and development was the first course I took that I actually thought I could make a career out of it. It has been a skill that I’ve always somehow managed to work into a job, no matter where I am, but designing on WordPress drove me crazy.
Instead I’ve decided to spend the rest of the year taking a Webflow Masterclass by Ran Segall.
Building the FOundation of my Freelance Business
At the end of 2018, I decided to start my photography business. Named Those in Motion, it is the name I work under to freelance part-time as an unit stills and theater photographer whenever I find a show or project I’m interested in capturing. The past two or so I’ve been using the handful of projects that have come my way to help build the foundation creating a business that operates in tandem with my life and my goals.
Building my sustainability Muscle
Like most people in America I grew up not thinking about my consumption. Be that the amount of things I threw away, the affect our use of plastics for simple things, like our food packaging affect our environment. A little over a year and a half ago, I moved out on my own for the first time and besides the initial buying spree of basic cheap and often plastic items, I’ve been making a conscious effort to be a more sustainable human and support sustainable companies.
I still make mistakes or sometimes don’t have a good option, but it’s something that is extremely important to me. It also helps me eat healthier which is a plus.
Devoting time to non-monetized Activities
In our day and age, having non-monetized activities is important. Since I turned my love for photography into a money-making venture I needed to find some other outlets that I have no hope of monetizing to help calm my brain and help me reset. The two things I’m focusing on right now are learning the violin and picking up archery again. Archery for the stillness and the violin for the challenge. I’m also considering picking up kayaking and tap dancing, but those are farther down the line.
What I’m Listening To:
The Ground Up Show – Matt D’Avella
The Minimalists – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
Haley Williams – Petals for Armor
On Purpose by Alex Beadon
Inside Marketing Design by Charli Prangley
What I’m Reading:
Company of One
Uncivilized to Death
The Story Telling Animal
P.S. Please purchase any books you find interested from indie bookstores shops if they are available to you. Shop Local.