Growing my freelance website design business
One of my primary 2019 goals is making the transition from doing freelance website design as more of a “hustle” to growing it into an actual business that supports my other goals.
For a long time, I shied away from expanding my website design practice in a way that could encroach on my work and identity as a basketball scout and consultant. The world of basketball careers has a way of demanding undivided attention and coopting a person’s identity. Given that I’m stepping away from basketball, that obstacle no longer presents itself.
Now I’m focused more on developing my website design business, with the help of my freelance coach, whose guidance and assistance have been incredibly valuable.
As a multipotentialite, I liked the feeling of having multiple careers, to which basketball contributed. Instead, I’m more focused on fulfilling that need via hobbies and other activities (see below).
Busy with City Council
The weeds and other invasive growths got the better of me for a couple years. I’ve been playing catch-up these last two or three growing seasons and I’m finally making headway there and being able to enjoy the results.
At some point I’m going to write in-depth about how therapy has helped me. That time isn’t here yet. But I want to acknowledge how helpful it has been and that it continues to be a big part of my life.
Learning Chinese (Mandarin)
I started learning Chinese recently, more out of personal interest and a challenge to myself than anything, as I’m trying to do a better job maintaining hobbies that aren’t work-related.
Chinese culture, history, and literature fascinate me, and I’m discovering how much I enjoy language learning because it combines several of my interests and strengths.
Updated May 11, 2019 from Yachats, OR