I must admit, I was supposed to write this in February, which is why my main subject is love.
Although the month of March is already well under way, it is still important to talk about love, and especially the importance of loving what you do. I was often told to find something that I love and make it my work, that way I would never feel like I was working! I would go through my days feeling happy, creating, helping and putting my talents and expertise to work, in joy.
It took me years, but I finally figured out what I love, which is working with the words that I have always adored, offering linguistic services, writing, revising, correcting and improving written material, books, presentations and projects, while contributing to the success of my clients.
Lately, I’ve worked on several projects that are presentations or conferences that I transcribe and/or edit. I always feel like I’m putting a little bit of me in these presentations!
And since I’ve learned to love what I do, and I enjoy each project thoroughly, I also feel more relaxed, and my business is doing better and better.
So, I’m having fun, my projects are interesting, my clients and partners are great, and I hope to continue for a very long time.
TAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF
I also understood that, although I love my work and the projects that I work on with my clients, I must also take time for myself so that I can increase my energy levels, feel better, get in shape and find a healthy balance.
And so, six months ago, I discovered that I love to run. Well, to be honest, I walk and run, I would not win any races and they won’t be coming to recruit me for the Olympic team anytime soon, but just taking 30 minutes to get out and run/walk with music in my ears a few times per week, and giving as much importance to this activity as to any business meeting or project, has had tremendous positive effects on me.
I managed to avoid the Fall and Winter “blues” that weighed heavily on me during a certain period of each year, my energy is higher, my head is clearer, I can work longer when needed without getting tired, and my runs are like little therapy sessions for me.
If someone had told me 10 or 20 years ago that I’d become a runner, I would not have believed them. But just look at me now!
If you have not already done it, I hope that you find what you love and take the time to do it and discover your own healthy life balance.
And very soon, I’ll be able to go out running without dressing in layers. I can’t wait!