Courage is grace under pressure.  – Ernest Hemingway

I’m doing my first courageous act for 2016:  Starting a series that I hope (and the operative word is hope) to sustain for 365 days.

For the rest of 2016 (with my fingers crossed), I want to be able to share something inspiring, motivational, stimulating.  It can be a quote, or a photo, or a thought.  Ramblings that may inspire.  Or maybe just a single word.  Like today.

My first word for 2016 is courage.  I’m going to need a lot of it this year.  Courage to go through uncharted territories as far as my virtual assistance career is concerned.  I’ve always been very conservative in my career decisions. always erring on the side of caution.  I’m not saying that I’ll be throwing caution to the wind this year.  I just want to be a teeny-weeny bit more aggressive (and a lot less shy) in putting myself out there.   I have not done so in the past because I have always been profitably engaged with clients.  But freelancing is volatile.  We cannot put all our eggs in one basket.  So I need to spread my wings just a little bit more, explore other opportunities outside our comfort zone, and try to live on a single income.

That’s the plan.  And that’s a lot of pressure.

I’m not referring to being aggressive.

The pressure is actually on keeping up with the 365 challenge.  Ha ha!

And right now I’m doing it with grace.

May the force be with me to see this through.

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