Sunday, July 25, 2010

Free to be.

My sister's dog destroyed this happy stuffed baby octopus. Yet he remained incredibly happy.

Last week, I made one the most serious decisions of my entire life. I quit my day job..
I graduated from the bartending 3 nights a week/college routine in 2007. And for the past 2 years and 9 months I have worked professionally for companies. All the while struggling to maintain my individuality, my style, my creativity, my life.

Some aspects of working the 8-5 developed as they should. I learned to wake up early, eat a good breakfast, turn on my creativity at 8 AM, detach myself personally from every piece, take criticism, and most importantly I learned to believe in myself. My capabilities.

I learned my worth, what I am made of, what I am capable of, and what I am not.

I am not a one-trick pony, a follower, a negative person, a quitter, a failure, an irritating co-worker, lazy, helpless, depressed, unhappy, detached, bidding my time, untalented, worthless, ordinary, and I am not one of "them".

I am me. And now more than ever before -- I am me.
I quit my day job -- And that night I slept better and more aware than I ever have and I woke up with an exciting sense of clarity the next morning. Everything seems to be falling into place. And although I am very scared I truly believe that I am traveling the path that was meant to be.

Officially, I own Brown Design. It is mine. I am my company. And my company is me.

"Brown Design*
* Available in all colors."


sarahcharis said...

There are not words to express the happiness that this entry brought me. Hey world!!! Get ready for Val Brown Design. She gonna shake you up and make you look GOOD! I'm so proud of you!

P.S. During your success, should you need an assistant, I've also recently quit my day job. I'm available. :D

SummersStudio said...

Good on you! I waited way too long to do what you are doing. Best of luck in Val Brown Design! Be sure to stop in and say hello.

db1648 said...

Yay! Let me know how I can help or what I should do to throw work your way. I cannot guarantee I will come across any, but want to be ready in case I do....I have faith in your talent and I want to share you with the world! Love you