On Monday morning I sat at my dining table feeling somewhat overwhelmed, looked at Seth and asked – do you ever wonder if your dreams will actually going to come true?
For the last two months I have been working on rebranding my graphic design business, I’ve decided to go from Victorious Media to Heylen Thienes Creative. After all, I am a team of one right now and want a more personable relationship with my clients. I am still in the beginning of my freelance career and feel like working under my own name will help build a solid foundation for the future.
With that said, for the last two months I have been doing a lot of thinking and researching, from figuring out who my dream client is, to who I am as a business and how to blend my personal life with the professional, because the lines really are blurred sometimes! And let me tell you that it is not easy.
When I started two months ago I really thought that by the end of February I would have it all figured out, but just like remodeling your home, it always takes longer. I’m at a point where I know where it’s going, but coming up with the visuals for myself are proving to be a challenge – I’ve always heard that as designers we’re our own worst clients and it’s true. I have so many ideas and I don’t have anybody else to respond to but myself, which is probably why I’m finding it hard to nail the precise look I want.
But what I have come to realize this week (after a good night’s sleep), is that to make our dreams come true, it takes time and hard work, so while I feel like I’m going nowhere – I am actually working on making my dream come true. Most the people I admire in the design community did not become who they are overnight, it happened over years, with time, patience and practice.
So here’s to working hard, putting the time in, and being patient as we make our dreams come true!
Photo by my amazing hubby on our trip to Miami earlier this year.