Today I joyously awoke to 48 hours stretched in front of me and not a single plan contained within them. Yay for Labor Day weekend! But it's not relaxation I seek on this working mans holiday.
It's too much coffee and too much screen time and pointless list-making and strange photography. It's feverishly working on all my creative projects that sit burning for attention in the back of my mind all week. It's learning how to use a new tool that I've acquired. It's writing to you.
What can I say, this is my happy place. You don't chose it. (Well, you do over time and lots of other decisions made.) But I am a creator and I can say with absolute certainty that this is the home of my creative process. The only way for me to do anything I am proud of is to have hours to dig in and complete quiet and all of my tools around me.
Can you imagine what a relief it is to know that?! When you know what your happy place is, you can access it as needed. This gives me the confidence to take on new projects. No more asking myself if I can really do as good the next time. I know when I have these conditions, the work will come naturally.
Besides trusting yourself, knowing your happy place is also what makes your clients trust you. My clients know that I have passionately pursued education and experience in digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and creative arts. And that I can spend obnoxiously long periods of time in front of a computer getting a website just.right. That's why they trust me. They can clearly see that I'm not doing this work to just take home a paycheck. They know that I choose this work every day on TOP of my full time job and family and other obligations.
Do you know what conditions have to exist for you to do your best work? If you're struggling to answer this, just look at the work you are most proud of and ask yourself when and how it was done. But remember, this isn't about having PERFECT conditions, it's about knowing the minimum requirements of good work. Trust me, I would love to have a dedicated studio and be doing this full time. But there is a much simpler concept at the root of that.
I hope you have a lovely Labor Day Weekend and have some time to think about what makes you happy :D
Hello, there! My name is Nikki Jones and this is a place for me to write about my travels, my urban homesteading adventures, and whatever else my little heart desires at a given moment. Like many personal-blog bloggers, there are times I write daily and long streteches I'm not inspired to write at all. And that's ok! At any rate, I'm glad you're here.