Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dreamer


I have always believed that I am a dreamer. I constantly dream of things that I would like to do. There is always a laundry list of craft projects floating around in my head. Doing freelance design has always been one of those dreams in my head ever since I graduated college and got my first design job. I knew that I wanted to get married, have children, and be able to work from home so I can take care of my kids.

I finally decided to really make a go at my dream of being a freelance designer. I know it is not going to be easy. I know that I won't be making millions if thousands the first year. I am just glad that I will be back working in design. I have created my website www.absolutelykathy.com. I still have some work to do on the site, but for the most part it is almost complete. I even made a fan page on facebook to get the word out.

So I started this project about a month ago and in all places a hair salon was where I got my first client. I have not had a haircut for like a year. So finally I decided I needed to find someone up here to cut my hair. I have only had two people since I was born cut my hair. I am just goofy like that about people cutting my hair. So I was sitting in this salon in downtown Troutman talking to the hair stylist when I hear the owner and front desk woman talking about needing to make a brochure. Some how I gathered up the courage to say I can make one for you guys. Amazing that the owner Tracy actually said sure go for it. I spent the next couple of days working on the design and finally came up with a design. I spent hours cursing at Photoshop and figuring out Illustrater again. In the end I finished the design and I am really happy with the outcome.

So with one project under my belt I look forward to the journey ahead. Even if I am not a success at least I can say I tried.

2 comments:

The Roberts said...

Kathy-It looks great! CONGRATS to have 1 under your belt...the 1st one is always the toughest to get. I'm proud of you for going for your dream. You're definitely an inspiration for me! Miss you!

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

Wow...very impressive. I really love the new blog design. You've been busy lately!!

I know exactly where that salon is. Congrats!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dreamer



I have always believed that I am a dreamer. I constantly dream of things that I would like to do. There is always a laundry list of craft projects floating around in my head. Doing freelance design has always been one of those dreams in my head ever since I graduated college and got my first design job. I knew that I wanted to get married, have children, and be able to work from home so I can take care of my kids.

I finally decided to really make a go at my dream of being a freelance designer. I know it is not going to be easy. I know that I won't be making millions if thousands the first year. I am just glad that I will be back working in design. I have created my website www.absolutelykathy.com. I still have some work to do on the site, but for the most part it is almost complete. I even made a fan page on facebook to get the word out.

So I started this project about a month ago and in all places a hair salon was where I got my first client. I have not had a haircut for like a year. So finally I decided I needed to find someone up here to cut my hair. I have only had two people since I was born cut my hair. I am just goofy like that about people cutting my hair. So I was sitting in this salon in downtown Troutman talking to the hair stylist when I hear the owner and front desk woman talking about needing to make a brochure. Some how I gathered up the courage to say I can make one for you guys. Amazing that the owner Tracy actually said sure go for it. I spent the next couple of days working on the design and finally came up with a design. I spent hours cursing at Photoshop and figuring out Illustrater again. In the end I finished the design and I am really happy with the outcome.

So with one project under my belt I look forward to the journey ahead. Even if I am not a success at least I can say I tried.

2 comments on "Dreamer"

The Roberts on February 21, 2010 at 11:50 PM said...

Kathy-It looks great! CONGRATS to have 1 under your belt...the 1st one is always the toughest to get. I'm proud of you for going for your dream. You're definitely an inspiration for me! Miss you!

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on February 22, 2010 at 8:34 PM said...

Wow...very impressive. I really love the new blog design. You've been busy lately!!

I know exactly where that salon is. Congrats!!!