My resolution for 2018 is to focus on me. After nearly 10 years of doing freelance design and photography work I am calling it quits. It’s time for me to focus on my own needs and my full time job at James Bros Bikes. If you care to understand my reason and story on how I got here keep reading below.
For the last 10 years I have worked more than 1 job with the last 6 years often holding 3-4 positions, including those that are volunteer. I have had people pull me from many directions, all of which were important, all of which I felt obligated to do. I worried too much about what other people needed, even if it meant giving up the things that I needed. I have reached the point in which it is too much to bare. Over the past few days I have realized that I need to step back, let go, and focus on what makes me happy.
This is not to say that I regret my work load over the last few years. In fact it is quite opposite. With the help of a lot of awesome people I have been able to achieve some really incredible goals. I have helped my community. I have helped clients excel, grow and better serve their clients. I am incredibly proud of all of these accomplishments.
The past few weeks I have been focusing on what makes me happy, trying not to spread myself too thin. I have been taking photos for fun again, which I haven’t done in years. I have even done some design work just for the hell of it and you know what, I have had fun doing so. For now I am going to be creative just for the sake of being creative and thats it. I’m going to draw. I am going to paint. I am going to take photographs. I am (hopefully) going to do pottery. Heck I might even give some creative writing a go, but it will only be because I have a desire to be creative not because someone needs me to be.
So today I updated my site. I plan on using this more as a blog/location to keep my creative work. I hope you enjoy the new direction of my site. If not, that’s cool too. The work is not for you anyway, it’s for me.