Remember six months ago yesterday, when we were freezing and making New Year’s resolutions? It’s definitely six months later and depending on how freaked out you are by how fast that happened will determine if you feel confident or depressed about what you may have accomplished in that time period.
I don’t think I made any hard and fast resolutions this year except to get a new job, which I successfully transitioned to in February and find myself very much enjoying five months later. I am working with great people and learning a lot about on the ground public and media relations, which is exactly what I had wanted to do.
My freelance writing has continued and I’m finding myself tackling a lot more deadlines which is helping to make me a faster and more efficient writer, a skill that I am glad to find coming back to me easily. A once a month deadline is great, but it’s so easy- too easy- to piddle around on it so when there’s a quick turnaround on articles and blog posts, it’s satisfying to be able to put out just as quality work with the clock ticking away. I’ve also taken on assignments from different publications that were extremely fun and educational, and I’ve decided to make my focus on enjoying the assignments I DO take on instead of just taking on any assignment with a paycheck, as that’s a quick way to burn out and get frustrated at myself.
And because the above isn’t enough, I’ve renewed my enthusiasm for starting my own food business, which has been coming in waves for years. I’ve figured out a concept and way to do it where I can keep my day job for a while, and can run the truck/cart (another thing that is TBD) on the weekends while determining if that is the kind of lifestyle I want to lead without leaving this fantastic day job that I worked for years to get into. For the time being I’m spending my free time testing recipes and processes to get them efficient and foolproof, as well as looking into all of the details of truck versus cart, where to rent commercial kitchen space from, equipment costs, DHEC licensing, and SO MANY MORE insane and boring details. It’s going to be a lot, but this also gives me time to save, save, SAVE. Saving money is hard, ya’ll.
So, as we power straight through July, I am feeling pretty good about myself and my life goals and dreams. The only thing I’m afraid of is that I might blink and we’ll be staring down New Year’s Eve once again, and that another entire year will have passed.