I’ve recently been trying to… I’m not sure, I want to say rediscover myself, but honestly I don’t
know if I’ve ever had a self to discover or a self that had been discovered before. It’s true that when faced with a life-altering issue, you really do re-evaluate. Sure I would have been much happier to have developed a grinding headache and a note from the Universe that read, “Hey! It’s time to slow down.” Unfortunately, I was given a much larger, not-able-to-be-ignored wake up call. So, here I am. Where that is, I don’t know.
What I do know is that I won’t keep working for clients that don’t either pay me what I’m worth or value what I bring to the table. I’ve started setting actual office hours (even though my office is in a corner of the living room) I start at a decent hour and I stop at 5 p.m. It was very hard to turn the computer completely off at 5, and I was convinced that something earth shattering was going to happen and I’d miss it. Know what I realized? Nothing has happened that I have missed out on between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.! Who knew!