It's been 7 months since I declared my own Independence Day - July 4, 2014 was my official last day of full time employment for someone else, before venturing into what I soon realized was the REAL full time job of being an independent freelance consultant and entrepreneur.
Since that day I've been blessed with the wonderful glory of being "busy" with my new venture. I am so grateful to my clients and supporters who have passed leads my way and recommended me to friends, acquaintances, business associates, and family members.
So often I tell my clients the importance of blogging and content creation to increase SEO visibility and customer relations. I say that developing a marketing plan with a calendar of social posts, blogs, and email marketing is vital to staying on track with your target audience and business goals.
Yes, I may have had this reaction when I woke up this morning, the day after my 30th birthday, when I thought about my answer to: “How old are you?”
The truth is, however, I felt like I had already turned 30 one year ago. On my 29th birthday, and in the months that followed, I started to think about my life as a “twenty-something” and where I wanted to be at 30.
Everywhere I looked I saw the success of others, many younger than me or my age. I began to question myself; 30 seemed to be the age when you’re supposed to have it all figured out, no longer would I have the excuse of being a newbie in the business world, trying different things to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life; my resume had better be leading somewhere.