Time Flies

I can't believe it's been more than a month since my last post. So much has been happening, it's hard to figure out even where to start. So let's see:

1. It's definitely been an adjustment to living alone again. Z and I both worked from home on a regular basis, and I really miss having someone to work alongside with. I'm a solo entrepreneur without employees or interns, so now that I'm living solo, it can get lonely at times here. I don't mind working from coffee shops, but their wifi is so unreliable, so I find myself working from home more often.

2. I've been self-employed for 18+ months now, which I think is a major achievement. But at the same time, I'm constantly having to keep an eye out for new business. I was pretty disappointed and frustrated this past week when a longtime client decided not to renew their contract at the very last minute, and another recurring client informed me that the upcoming November project I was to handle for them was no longer happening. Which means I suddenly was down two payments that I was expecting in the coming weeks. Luckily I have some new business pending, but most of these never happen overnight.

3. As I was saying previously, being a solo entrepreneur can have its downsides at time. And with major recent life changes, I'm having to re-evaluate my work and career. I've recently been interviewing for jobs, and have been talking to some major players. The opportunities sound great, and if the right one comes along, there's a very good chance that I'll phase out of self-employment and re-enter the workforce for a few more years. At the end of the day, nothing is ever permanent. I can always go back to working for myself in the future, but at this time in my life, I really have to do what's best as a single woman living in NYC.

4. Relationship-wise, I do miss Z, but ultimately feel we made the right decision at this point in our lives. I'm glad that we're both adults who have been able to stay in touch and amicably talk about what worked and didn't work during our 2+ years together. In the meantime, I'm mainly helping friends celebrate their engagements and upcoming weddings (even 2 of my childhood friends are getting married next summer - very exciting!). I certainly wish that I wasn't starting over again at 31, but I'm very happy that my friends have found partners to spend their lives with.

5. And during all of these changes, I'm extremely thankful for having such amazing friends. They've been there to talk with me over cocktails, they send texts and make calls to see how I'm doing. It really means a lot, especially since we're all trying to figure out our lives when it comes to work, love and friendships. It's a constant struggle, but it really helps when you have awesome people supporting you, and knowing that they'll stick with you through the tough times.

I hope to be able to start posting again more regularly. Hoping you all have a great weekend!

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  1. Kendra you're not alone! I also didn't blog for the entire month of October (I just posted my first post in over 30 days a couple days ago), and after catching up on my blog reading I've found a lot of bloggers have been pretty silent this past month. I guess October just got away from us all. Or we all just needed a mini-break from blogging?

    It sounds like you have a lot going on, but are keeping a positive outlook! I think it's great your confident in being self-employed, but also being open to full-time opportunities as well. Sounds like good things are coming your way!

  2. Hey Melinda - Thanks so much for the kind words! And agreed, I also noticed that a lot of bloggers were MIA last month, haha. Hope things are well with you!


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