SO it's been one week since I said peace out to my "grown up" job... and? I am more excited than ever about artsocial. I figured my first week of freedom would go down one of two ways - I'd either be overjoyed and full of momentum and new ideas OR I'd be curled up in bed sobbing and wondering why the heck I left the biggest museum between here and the west coast. Thankfully, it's the former...
The thing about have time to devote wholeheartedly to a growing biz? I'm already hyper-sensitive to the RESULTS. How many likes did that get? How many page views did I get today? No one's liked that 'gram?? Maybe it didn't post properly... Guys. That's not a good path to go down.
You know where I found some perspective? Oh The Happiness Project of course... gah Gretchen, you're so good! There was a section in chapter 9 called Forget About Results. This part really made me think:
One thing that makes a passion enjoyable is that you don't have to worry about results. You can strive for triumph, or you can potter around, tinker, explore, without worrying about efficiency or outcomes... An atmosphere of growth brings great happiness, but at the same time, happiness sometimes also comes when you're free from the pressure to see much growth.
This made me wonder - can I strive to grow while at the same time be free from the pressure to grow. Is that possible?? Can I turn my blog, my passion, into an efficient business without worrying and feeling pressured? Hmm I think so... I hope so... I'll keep you posted.
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