Having now gone freelance into design and photography, I can feel I’m actually doing what I enjoy. What I love. 2013 was a learning year, even though I didn’t even go to any kind of educational institute. No diplomas or degrees could teach me what I learnt last year, which was about the person I really am. Studying taught me about what I like and how I work, but putting that into practice with my actions, attitudes and beliefs was the toughest but most enlightening thing I’ve ever encountered. I learnt that I’m not a creature of habit – I don’t thrive in routine and repetition, and I definitely need a window to look out of every once in a while! However, I also learnt that I can sit down and work for hours – and have something to produce in the end! I can also handle questions and clients and co-workers. I learnt that I absolutely cannot handle a quad grande latte from Seattle – no matter how delicious it tasted! And that if I don’t eat breakfast, I’m officially screwed for the rest of the day.
The most important thing 2013 is that I need to do what I love and what I’m good at – and I can’t settle. So, 2014 is going to be a year of ‘love’ – I will love what I do, do what I love, and put a lot of love into what I do!
If you’ve read other blog posts, you’ll know that I used to take part in the Nikon Photo A Day Challenge. I completed a few months successfully, but having started working last year, this became impossible. Now that I have a little more flexibility during the day, I can get back onto the tracks. I loved this challenge, it gave me a chance to experience and be creative in as little as 30 minutes. So my challenge is back – I’ll be posting them weekly with the photos for the past few days. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy seeing the shots from the challenge over the next few weeks!
Day 1 – The Beginning: I started a new book, Revenge Wears Prada, and I’ve missed having a good book to read!
Day 2 – Pearl. I’m not a huge fan of pearls, but they are a classic. I do actually have a few old pieces with pearls that I unearthed for this project.
Day 3 – Lime Green. I simply love lime green – it’s in my bathroom, my nail polish, and my go-to colour for anything green when I design. It’s fresh, vibrant and always gives me a bit of a smack in the face, something I sometimes need.