My BBF (best blogging friend) and I are going to try something new and blog about the same topic on the same day. Hopefully, this will be once a week thing, but neither of us are exactly known for our follow through. Dreams and plans we do exceptionally well though. We both have similar ideas about blogging and telling our story and we talk often about how we feel stuck. Hopefully this will be a way for us to bust through the wall.
Pop over and read what Lizzi has to say at The Way Life Looks.
I feel that I have a story to tell. I’m not quite sure what that story is yet but maybe this will help me find it. Do you ever feel that way? That you have something to say or write but you’re not quite sure where or how to start? So here goes:
What am I thirsty for today?
Today is day one on the journey of supporting myself through my own business. If you don’t already know, I’m a Web Designer/Developer. I own Bellano Web Studio. Today is the first day that I don’t also have a “day job.”
Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I like cliches.
I’m thirsty for connection. This isn’t just a first day working at home kind of thing, it’s been an ongoing thirst for awhile now. Even at the day job I was in an office and would go hours without talking to someone in person. Then I would run into someone in the hallway and chat their ear off for 10 minutes. Followed by embarrassment that I was such a Chatty Cathy.
My biggest fear about working from home is becoming a hermit. I love being home. I love working in my jammies and chatting online. I don’t love running errands and grocery shopping. But I’m going to need to do those things more often just to get out of the house. When I told my daughter I was planning to quit my job and only work at home she said “but Mom you’ll never get dressed or leave the house.” That is a valid concern.
In one of my all time favorite books, The History of Love, Leo is an older man that lives alone who sometimes creates a scene at the store just so he feels that someone noticed him that day. I love Leo, but I don’t want to become Leo.
I want to feel connected to people, make a difference, and share this life.
Now that I am not juggling two jobs I hope that I can actively work on being more connected and creating new connections. I have let some things in my life fall my the wayside because I was “too busy” working.
All all good intentions I feel this thirst for connection needs an action plan. I think this is going to have to be a work in progress though because I’m not completely sure how to go about it. But here are a couple starting points:
- Lunch with a friend at least once a week
- Supper club – which is morphing from book club because we are finally facing the fact that we don’t read the book we really just want to go out to eat.
- Italian classes and club activities – time for practicing Italian and hanging out with other Italophiles, yes please!
I’m thinking that I need to add a hobby that includes people, maybe a class or the gym. I don’t know still thinking about it…it’s only day one! 🙂