You didn’t quit skateboarding because you got old. You got old because you quit skateboarding.
I don’t know if he coined this himself or not, but here’s some inspiring words from my friend Ed Fickert, on his 45th birthday.
I haven’t been on my boards for a while and I’ve definitely seen a difference. That’s going to change this weekend.
Thanks, Ed. 🙂
— updated with correct quote attribution. Thanks!
Image – Ed 50 50 @ Laurel, image by Jimmy Smutek
I read this article on Medium today and had to share. The author is a freelance writer but the spirit of the article applies, I think, to any discipline. Good-natured, genuine, “from the gut” realness about life as a freelancer. The article was as inspiring in its honesty as it was full of humor and insight.
Couple of stand outs:
I was pretty sure that “freelancing” was Latin for “never-ending tsunami of rejection”? (Actually, we’re apparently named after medieval mercenaries. Bet their invoices got paid faster, though.)
Work can bleed into the evenings and weekends until you start to see Sunday as that annoying day when your work cafe is overcrowded with all of these inexplicably happy people in workout gear.
Absolutely classic. I’m reminded of the quote, “I don’t work from home, I live at work.”
Well worth the read, if you’re a freelancer or not. Check it out if you get a chance. 🙂
10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Freelancing”, by Stephanie Rice.
View story at Medium.com