Happy 2010 to you! This is going to be the best year ever. I’ve decided it.
In my usual spirit of procrastination I’m posting my Happy New Year blogpost more than a week into the year. That’s part of the joy of being self-employed, deadlines are somewhat flexible. Speaking of deadlines, my Boss and I had quite a staff meeting, this week, almost the whole week.
Boss you ask? Yes, Boss (with a capital B) and she can be quite strict sometimes. When you work by yourself sometimes it’s easy to get sidetracked by oh, I don’t know, online shopping, cafes, friends, just about anything except filling out that tax return. This is where I put on my Boss hat. (And I really do have a hat in the office). If I were working for someone else I’d have to fill out that tax return. And if I had staff (oh please fairy godmother, can I have one of those?) then I would expect my staff to fill the form out. So Boss tells me that the form will get filled out before I go off wandering abound the neighbourhood. Boss makes me get the stuff done.
Back to the staff meeting. It’s a new decade and as everyone else is doing in the whole wide world and all over the blogosphere, it’s a chance to look back at the previous 10 years and think about the next 10.
10 years ago we (the Pirate Guy and I – see www.sailorgirl.com) had just bought our sailboat and were learning how to sail. I was working in a cube farm and not really enjoying it (oh that is such an understatement.) I had never made jewelry nor even heard of lampwork beads. I wanted to create a life where I had more control over my working situation and my free time.
I finished up the decade sitting in my very own fantastic, studendous, lovely big working studio and gallery. A space for me to play in and to dream big dreams. I have a great business that allows me to play all day, I wake up and can’t wait to go to work. Our lovely little sailboat has carried us on grand adventures to far away beaches. We’ve weathered storms, swum with pretty coloured fishes I have become a very good sailor.
The most important thing I learnt in the last decade was to be open to all possibilities, dream big and trust your own instinct.
Just you wait world, I have big dreams for the next decade.