I’ve been AWOL this week, which isn’t like me,I have blogged from hospital people!
I guess with all that has been happening around the country and in my neck of the woods, Nelson Mandela Bay, I just have not been up for anything even blogging…
The xenophobic/afrophobic attacks, destruction of monuments, high-jacking and murder just drains a person, and as a news reporter I’ve been in the thick of things, it’s hard , people complain that the media only show the bad, the destruction the pain, believe me, most of us would be only too happy to write about unicorns and rainbows if people could just kindly stop being A*holes please …
Starting this coming week I’m officially starting JustEllaBella Creative Services (Writing, photography, hand crafts – basically everything I love except maybe drinking chai and eating macaroons) can’t wait to share everything with all 🙂
My website is registered and being designed…I have meetings with clients next week!!!
CLIENTS, PEOPLE! a copywriting and a news writing contract I’m pretty positive about – well the copy writing is in the bag, started with the project two weeks ago, we are meeting about a creative shoot for a publication I’m doing all the copy for how awesome is that?
The news writing meeting is me going in and pitching, they like my stuff so far and kinda head hunted me so it’s about to get real peeps!!!
Also my office floor is drying as we speak!!! it’s mostly glass and features a small photo studio so I can use my photography course and new camera …
I know it’s not going to be easy, working for yourself can’t be… because you aren’t really working for yourself are you, you are working FOR your family and FOR your clients so it’s trading in one boss for MANY and sometimes I find myself wondering isn’t it “better the devil you know”
I also know some months will be better than others I’ve seen it with my dad and his business, like they say “As dit pap reen moet jy skep” that’s a Afrikaans saying that seems quite applicable, directly it mean’s if it starts raining porridge start dishing… Which means grab the opportunity when it is presented to you 🙂
I was doubting myself a little last week, some set backs and my dad tells me,
“You know no one will think bad of you if in a year or so you go back to a office setting, then you can think of this as a gap year…We are already proud of you for just having the guts to do this, besides when other kids were saying they wanted to be a doctor or a police officer you said you wanted to do everything you love and have your name on a business, there you go, you succeeded already” 🙂
Love my dad for being so supportive and it makes me even more willing to give this my best shot 🙂
|office will have a view of my favourite tree 🙂 see the little supervisor|