Adventures in freelancing.
Took a great role.
Joined a start up.
And now… I’m starting over.
What does it take to keep being brave, make meaningful work and not lose your creative mojo (or mortgage) in the process?
This is not another place to tell you to work harder, faster or longer. I went down that road and got the burnout badge to prove it. Ten years is a long time. It’s also a milestone for waking up and wondering...
That would be my honest question to you.
Are you making the work you’d like to be known for?
What’s the most important message you want to express?
For me, if I had to choose one message, hands down it would be…
It’s the single thread that will open doors, draw in connections and lead to a fulfilled and creative life. It’s a wonderful and rewarding character trait to cultivate. I hope some of the stories you read on here will inspire you to become more fearless.
I’m not naturally courageous. I’ve had to cultivate it. I know hearing other people’s stories - especially when they’re venturing out creatively - has helped me so much. I’m lucky enough to know many courageous friends and people I’ve worked alongside over the years.
Dealing with my neutrality
Black Girls Code are pioneers - and are committed to breaking the predictable narrative we've written for too long.