I’m curious to know how September has been for you so far.
On my end… well, I feel exhausted.
Let’s keep it real.
I should have taken some proper holidays earlier this year, but as a newbie freelancer, this step is scary.
What if I lose clients? What if I mess up when I come back?
These questions went through my head often, but I’ve reached the point where I need to take holidays before I burn out.
Truth is, besides the fact that we’re still in a pandemic and that the first few months as a freelancer can be quite intense, some of my family members haven’t been doing too well these past few months.
And, as you can imagine, it reflects on my own mental health & mood.
Without going too much in details, two of them have mental health issues that caused them to be interned. And during my last trip to France in July, I saw the two of them not being their “regular” self.
It was hard to witness, so once I came back home in August, my reflex was to dive into work to numb down my emotions.
It worked… for some time.
I’m looking forward to resting soon, and plan to take breaks each month until January.
What about you?
I hope September has been synonym of a fresh start & positive energy, moving you forward!