Friday, 13 March 2015
Now is the time
I slept in until 10.30 and then spent the rest of the day catching up with social media, writing some articles for magazines, washing my hair and staring out the window. I've been productive in ways. I'm finding that rest in itself is a thing you need to schedule in to your diary and therefore participating in rest is a form of productivity.
I guess that could be taken as a silly excuse for procrastination and perhaps it is but when you're working all week and then shooting all weekend sometimes that procrastination is very much needed.
This week I made the leap and told my boss I am going part-time. I'm not sure if I've spoken about my work very much on here but for the last two years I have been working full time for a small wholesale company doing marketing and sales. It's, by far, not the most exciting job nor the most highly paid job, but it has been getting me through. Lately though, I have been finding myself needing more time to focus on what's important to me, what I'm passionate about. I came to the conclusion last week that I'm now at an age where I can afford to make reckless mistakes (not that going part-time is reckless) and I have the time to recover or to excel from the decisions I make.
So I've gone part-time. 3 days a week. Tuesday to Thursday, leaving me with a four day weekend to focus on my business, my art and my relaxation.
I'm excited to get back into what I love. To schedule in more shoots and more personal projects. To work with more people and collaborate on amazing ideas. To travel and to explore.
I'm not going to be in my early twenties forever and while two extra days in my week may not seem like much it's a tiny step in, what I believe to be, the right direction...
...and I can't wait!