It’s been a year since my last post, and I’m finally back.
It took some time to find a way to balance life and work in a healthier way, as I’ve been extremely busy this past year, barely leaving my workstation for months. I’ve finally had some down time this summer, and wow it feels surreal since I’ve been used to work wor work for so long.
I’m pretty sure that burying myself with work has been my way of dealing the the pandemic. Art was the only thing that I could control and it’s been nice to shut the world out and only worry about the next deadline closing in, preventing myself from geittng sucked into some sort of mental darkness.
This somewhat obsessive behaviour of mine has resulted in 7 children’s books already published so far this year, got the opportunity to illustrate this year’s Christmas calendar which is pretty big here in Sweden, and even more freelance gigs. Guess my freelancing career has really taken off, and nedless to say I’m incredibly grateful of that. I promise to share more later on!
I’ve also realized that I’m extremely good at being alone.
I can be social and I’m not so shy, but lately I’ve realized even more how introverted I really am. I’m actually able go full hermit from time to time if I need to, and that turned out to be really beneficial for me last year.
This pandemic has definitely reminded me of how much I love doing things all by myself. I’ve been running my freelancing business on the side for over ten years now while having a creative day job as well. But there has always been something that has felt a bit off. Let’s just say that my freelancing haven’t really been appreciated by some people at my day jobs through out the years. I tried my best to please them but no matter what I did it was never enough, It has finally taken a toll on me. I have a lot to say about this, so I’ll definitely try to collect my thoughts and write some more later.
Anyhow, last fall I finally took a big step as a fulltime freelancer. I’ve been loving it ever since. I love the freedom, I love all the creative space I’ve gained because of going solo. Why haven’t I done this sooner? Haha. Bow that I think of it, it’s probably the biggest change during this past year and I’m sure I’ll write more about this too in an near future. The ups and downs.
In the meantime I hope you’re doing well and I’d like to thank you for sticking around.