Changing from full-time job to working for myself.

A NEW SELF

A NEW SELF

Hi, I’m Veronika, the author of this website and I love tea (drinking a cuppa right now). I have recently moved to Scotland to embrace the opportunity of starting from the beginning.

“ I AM GOING SELF-EMPLOYED! ”

Three months after coming back to London from travelling the world, I landed what was not my dream job in a creative agency, but I thought, was a great chance to experience the Graphic Design industry. Also, it was the only job I got offered. 10 months of struggle forced me to take a step back and dig deep inside to revisit the purpose of my life. I thought about who I really wanted to be and what I really aspire to pursue. To some, it might not sound like a big deal, but until I experienced a ‘proper’ full time job, I thought that the freelance life wouldn’t be for me. Well, at least not yet.

 

For the special occasion of diving into my first post, I have decided to start with all the things that excite me about going self-employed, as well as the things that I am afraid of now that I am jumping into an uncertain lifestyle.

 

Leap into the big wishes of mine and watch how they become a reality (or not) in the future.

 

THE DESIRED LIFE

  • Finding a routine that suits me and planning my commitments according to that.
  • I am hoping to live a life that fulfils me. A life where I don’t have to be resolving my life and work balance but find the right balance between doing what I love and looking after myself mentally and physically.

  • I wish to make every decision influenced by my values. That means avoiding falling for decisions that are based on feeling too guilty to say ‘NO’ or because it is going to make my life easier.
  • I want to be able to adjust my timetable to embrace the amazing opportunities coming my way.
  • I want to be able to take my work anywhere with me so I don’t have to perceive travelling as something that takes me back to square one with looking for jobs. Also because I wish to be able to go back home to Czech Republic more often to spend time with my family and friends.
  • I want to create a community where people inspire and motivate each other to find what it really is that excites them the most and have the courage to make it happen.
  • I strive to be a great example for people and myself to prove that life fulfilment is not about money, but about finding the happiness within ourselves.
  • If I need to employ someone, I want to give a chance to a person who wouldn’t otherwise get the same chance.
  • I’m hoping to be friendly and approachable in other people’s eyes when it comes to asking for help.
  • I’m hoping to combine my creative skills with my passions i.e being outdoors and travel and use it for a good purpose.
  • I strive to keep motivated, without getting influenced by money or material rewards.
  • I want to distance myself from the unhealthy, competitive environment that society created for us and be happy with who I am.
  • I want to live a life where I am excited about every day.
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    I’M AFRAID OF…

    • Feeling lonely and closing myself in a work bubble at home all the time, only interacting with people in the online world, especially now that I am living in a small town in Scotland.
    • Losing a balance between work and looking after myself.

  • … The inner panic of being financially able to support myself taking over my values and goals.
  • Giving up from being tired of trying.
  • Saying no or running from opportunities because it’s too scary for me.
  • Looking after my own finances; Balancing my DIY senses for saving money and knowing where I should be investing.
  • Fighting with thoughts of “I am not good enough” and “I am not where I wanted to be”.
  • Losing self-motivation.
  • … Being scared to ask for help when I need it.
  • When I see all of this written down, I am not sure if there is enough that things I am afraid of. But I guess, it’s good when the excitement overpowers the worries, right?

     

    More than anything, I hope I will have the strength to keep going and will persevere to keep trying.

     

    CHEERS to the biggest adventure life brings us!

    With Love

    Veronika

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