Day 3213 – Cubicle Day Thoughts

I have been a freelancer for 2,423 days. I’ve really only had one office job where I had a cubicle, but it was enough to completely sour me to cubicles. Oy. Now, it’s was probably more a matter of me being in a job I didn’t love and didn’t let me thrive than being a bad job. Like anything in life, my worst job is someone’s best job. But a cubicle life is not for me.

When I first started working freelance, I was running a wedding photography business. My income was ok, but nearly as good as my 9-5 job. Even now, I know I am making much less than I am worth. But, I am taking steps to learn more so I can earn more. It wasn’t until recently that I realized I had a deep set belief that I was not worth more. While in some respects, I was completely surprised by this realization. In others though, it was obvious – one only had to look at my bank account to see I did not value myself like I should.

But that right there is one of the biggest things I’ve learned over the years – all of it is a process. You grow, you change, you take ten steps back, you learn more, you take 100 steps forward, then you fall down the stairs. But you just keep going. I can look back and see that if I wasn’t freelancing right now, I wouldn’t have been able to help with our real estate business as much as I have been. Given the fact that we’re sharing a car and Bret has a day job, I can be the one to run errands, and he doesn’t have to take off.

While there is a part of me that misses having a fully stocked office supplies closet, I am so thankful that on most days, my cubicle is wherever I am.

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Day 2848 – Cubicle Day – Reflections On How Far I’ve Come

When I discovered that today was cubicle day, it caused me to reflect on my cubicle days and how far I’ve come over the last five and a half years. I didn’t really work in a cubicle at my last job, but I did in the job before that. I can still feel the weighty sadness of sitting in a cube. There were days I would cry in the bathroom. I tried to add inspiration to my surroundings, but it fell flat. I now know I have to have my own space, I have to work outside, I have to have flexibility.

If nothing else, I’m thankful for the time working in a cube so I can fully appreciate the fact that I don’t work in one now.

Happy cubicle day!!!

Here’s my current workspace! I still need a few more inspiring quotes on the walls, but it’s a start!

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