I've had the opportunity to work with a lot of talented people over the years.
As an employee, I've gotten positive feedback about my "critical eye" and my "strong opinions." While I think it's important to remain critical, it's much easier to criticize than it is to create. It's easier to discern than to develop. Easier to jump ship than to commit.
Soooo, I'm committing.
I've been wrestling lately with the difference between doing things you're good at and doing things that make you happy. There's definitely a link- but as a new mom, in a new city, I want to have my cake and eat it too. These are the truths on which I will build:
1. I have an appetite for flowers I can't shake.
2. I respect people who balance children with work, and I want Lola Rose in my life on the reg. I used to think keeping children out of day care was "best for the child," but now that I'm a Mom, I realize it has very little to do with Lola, and very much to do with me. Being a Mom makes me kinder, more patient, and more vulnerable. I think it would do me good to bring that into my business.
3. I'm a watcher. Of people, of nature, of trends. A job that encourages me to pay attention to the world is a job I want.