Yes, I am a website designer and value the importance of white space, in design and layouts but that’s not what this is about.
I recently made a change this summer, and stepped down from a job that I really enjoyed, however, I felt something nagging at me, pulling at me might be a better term. It always feels like a leap of sorts, when you leave something secure to go to the unknown. The unknown is easier with a support system and faith. I am thankful for my husbands support in this leap, as it would have been so hard to do this without his gentle nudges.
This white space in my life was nice. I got to enjoy my kids before they got back into school, did some house projects that were lingering, explored a few creative outlets , did some design work that I hadn’t been able to do, started taking on some senior photography sessions at my family’s urging.
“Achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.” -Helen Hayes, 1900-1993, American actor
Soon, I started feeling like I was being blinded by white space. That is when a moment of opportunity happened. I don’t know that I was looking for it, but I got a phone call that made me understand why I created that time for myself. Just a few months earlier and I wouldn’t have been able to jump on this career opportunity.
I am enjoying photography, and come to find out I am kind of good at it. I am also enjoying the webdesign, branding and web development work that I have gotten back into.