12 years ago I went to Ireland for the first time, we were only there 4 days but I knew I had to come back.
I wrote a post in a freelance parenting community group based in the UK and it received more feedback than I anticipated. Going to share it here in case you were looking for another way to articulate your value (not that you should need to).
There are lots more I didn’t do and other things I did in 2020, like family time/bonding with my kids/working alongside my partner/trying to endure/getting out of bed most days/counting to 10 before responding to the same question…this post includes the highlights for me.
Got lots done in 2020 thanks to this tip: Let things go, while focusing on getting others done. Read on for a list of things I did instead of folding laundry and neatly putting it away this year.
Over the summer, I decided to start going through my travel photos taken over the years and explore the process of making them into fine art prints. I plan to print them locally here in Ottawa, Canada (our current home) to send out to others who are seeking to add a bit of colour–and perhaps adventure–to their home and/or work space walls. A portion of sales will go to organizations which help others settle and find a home, when they are without one.
Someone contacted me recently on LinkedIn and asked, “What’s your number one business goal over the coming six months?” I replied, “To not burn out.”
Where parenthood meets professional development: I’ll be recording a mixture of solo episodes and chatting with other parents about business, entrepreneurship, flexible and remote work with kids. Depending on the guest, I’ll be covering creativity, community and creating the changes you wish to see in the world.
When I became a parent, I still liked reading, art, travel, coffee, pints, business, creativity and exploring my neighbourhood. Doing all of the above has definitely moved me out of my comfort zone and required a bit of trial and error, as well as lots of ups and downs but I now know that I can do it and it’s not up to me if others are uncomfortable.
Mantras for uncertain times (and always because life is never certain). These have served me well over the years, before parenthood and since having kids.