I think it is about time I give you all a little life update, seeing as my last little life update was back in February when I quit my full-time job. Time has seriously FLOWN over the past few months like you wouldn’t believe. After quitting my full-time job I really hit the ground running in my business and put together goals and listed out everything I wanted to achieve in my first year as a full-time freelancer.
I filed my taxes for the first time as a freelancer, SCARY! Traveled a lot! Made new friends! Moved out of my old apartment and moved in with Richie! Broke records in my business I didn’t even think were possible and worked with some of my dream brands! But, in between all that I had the occasional spurts of self doubt, a few mountains to climb, a couple mental breakdowns, and a lot of shed tears.
Quitting my job was probably the scariest decision I have ever made in my life.
There was (and still is) so much room for failure it’s daunting.
But, that’s what life is all about right? Taking the leaps to follow our dreams and working our asses off to make it happen. Because at the end of the day we are in charge of our own fate and our own happiness. These past few months have been some of the most challenging and rewarding months of my life. And I just want you to know, if you are reading this – it will be okay. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you will find your happiness.
Three years ago I was in the darkest place of my life, something I plan on sharing more about when I am ready. Three years ago I could of never imagined being where I am today, but I made the decision everyday to work towards becoming a better version of myself, for myself. I proud of where I came from and where I am know. I am also excited for everything that is to come.
I feel like this a whole new chapter.
2019 is filled with new chapters and leaps of faith.
So here is to my new adventure, moving in and doing life with Richie!
Richie, myself and our dog – take on the world!
If you have followed my blog for a while then you know I am obsessed with quotes, or little reminders, as I like to call them. Just reading a few simple words elegantly strung together can make me feel a world of different emotions. From inspiration to motivation. They can make me smile or bring me to tears. Quotes can be the perfect reminders to keep life in perspective or just simply remind you that everything will be okay. Reading quotes has always been a big point of reflection for me and I added a few below that really ring true to how I am feeling about this chapter in my life. But this one below is by far my favorite at the moment.
I am so excited for all of the things that are to come in my life. I feel like I am finally working to overcome my anxiety, my self doubt, and my insecurities. I have a new perspective on “self-love” (thoughts I will share in another blog post one day)! Thank you to everyone who has followed me through the journey. Whether you have been here since day one or just one day, I appreciate you! I am thankful to be able to share my life with you, Xx Allison