I haven’t written a Luck Diary in a bit, but since the last time I wrote I saw my Mom’s side of the family for my cousin’s wedding in the Toronto, Canada area. In the business arena, I was thinking this month would be a slow one, but it has changed for the better and I have been aiming to stay as busy as possible.
-I am extremely lucky to have such a large and abundant family.
-I am lucky to be in good health.
-People are doing well! Things are a-changing.
-I don’t see them often, so it is great catching up. I’ve started talking to my uncles and parents more about money and economy; something that I never was able to really talk about with them because of my young age. It’s nice to get in the mix now and they respect my opinion.
-Work has picked up thankfully. Being a freelance video editor has it’s perks, but at the same time it’s a different train of mind to make money. It’s definitely very rewarding to those that work hard. The harder and smarter you work as a freelance worker, the more money you will see and will be given more credit for what you have created. It is a stark contrast to working in an office environment. You may work harder, but see no increase in your pay and your boss can take credit for your hard work. But in the same instance, you don’t have to work as hard (although you should always be giving it your all in my opinion) because there are less motivating factors in an office. I am happy with my decision to leave the office and venture into the world of freelance.
-I am lucky to have worked in an office and to have figured out that it is not for me (at least at this phase of my life). I am taking lessons I’ve learned from the office world and applying them to my newfangled reality. It has made me a highly organized person and a more disciplined and focused individual. It has taught me the importance of teamwork and communication, as well as having a desire to understand others for the sake of making the working environment a more peaceful existence. Cabin-fever is never good to have while trying to make deals or hit deadlines; have a laugh at the water cooler or over coffee in the break room.
-I have a life again. I can dedicate more time to being with the people I love and to the improvement of myself. I worked for about a year with two jobs. I had little time to take care of myself, let alone the people around me. Without them, it made me realize that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I always used to think this saying was bullshit, but the last year has made me realize that it is very true to the core. I hope to make a lasting mark upon the people I cross paths with, and –without trying to sound narcissistic — I hope they notice that life just isn’t the same without me. This is what makes friendship great, the feeling of, “It just isn’t the same without you!”