Firstly, apologies for the sickly sweet nature of this post but it needs to be said.
2011 has been a hectic year. I took the daunting leap into self-employment and although it was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made, and it’s taken some getting used to, the flexibility to select the people I work for, as well as striking a work-life balance leaves me knowing it was absolutely the right thing to do.
Numerous friends, family and colleagues have tirelessly supported me on my journey. I never fail to be astounded by how generous people can be with their time, advice and guidance. Every now and again a message of support, completely unprompted, arrives via [insert electronic messaging system of choice] to remind me that everything’s going to be OK and that there are lots of us out there just trying to do a good job and make an honest living and there, there, don’t cry… etc, etc.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work for some wonderful clients too. Clients who I can now call friends, which makes me feel like the luckiest freelancer in the world.
A special hat-tip to my closest friends and family too, who have put up with my whinging, grumbling and general moodiness, as well as celebrating with me when something I’ve worked hard to achieve works out well.
Thank you, each and every one of you (you know who you are) – it means the world to me. When it’s time to return the favours and the unwavering support, I’ll be here.
So… Merry Christmas one and all, and here’s to a fantastic 2012.