This weekend represents the two year birthday of this freelancing lark which for me is a resounding success. A few weeks ago I reached a milestone with the amount of jobs crossing my desk exceeded one hundred which was in itself a real celebration for Ruth and I. It seems like eons ago when I first started – remember this:
Over the past two years I have worked on some amazing projects with some amazing people and I have loved (almost) every single moment of it. Here’s some stats:
- Cups of tea consumed: 1600
- biscuits consumed: 1300
- Pints of water/squash: 1095
- Websites build: 19
- Vimeo Posts: 57
- Megabytes of video shot: 2725
- Hours of editing: 580
- Emails Sent: 3515
- Emails Read: 5857
- Hours spent on phone: 178
- Tweets sent: 2990
- Blog posts written: 14
- Hours spent staring out my window thinking: 134
- Post-its used: 264
- Tracks listened to: 13824
- Freelancers used: 5
- Part Timers hired: 1
So what’s next? Well – I want to continue and I want to grow the business.
I don’t really know anything about growing a business but I do know that we feel compelled to keep going and to see what happens. We’ve always held lightly to our ambitions and wanted to give more room to organic growth and f course to see what God’s hand in all of this might be.
My hopes are to grow and collaborate a lot more this year. There are still different types of projects I want to do and have yet had the pleasure. I want to combine the great network of professionals I’m connected with. I want to make the business sustainable so I can support a family! I want to create some AMAZING things!
Over the next few months I’ll be looking at bigger business plans, networking opportunities that doesn’t suck, and possibly some rebranding!
I love my wife!
I also love Silver Strand!
I also really love my Family.
Put them all together and you’ve got the ingredients for an amazing day and this day was exactly that.
We’re in Ireland for Dad’s retirement party which is tomorrow. Dad had the genius idea for us all to pile in to the two cars and head down to their caravan in Silver Strand for lunch so we did just that. It was the first time in about 22 Years that the whole family was down there together and it was really wonderful to all be there.
We ate our fill and then went down to the beach where we were going to run it off but we actually ran it off with some healthy family competition. – The best most good-looking person obviously won…..yeah it was me!
Tom took the photo of Ruth and I and I love it.
My wife is lookin HOT! Woop Woop!