What’s been going on during my absence from the blog?
First, there were yearend celebrations…
…during which, I worked the majority of the time. I gave myself 3 days to arrange a dinner for 20 people, I’ll spare you the details of this hot mess.
Then there was my work, lots of work… thank God!
As I was telling you in this post, I made a big leap a few months ago in the adventure of my professional independence, and I think I can say today that I am officially a Freelance Consultant. Wooohooo!
Websites to finish, photos to process, interviews to do, video shoots, logistical hoopla, and a big event to organize for one of the biggest advertisers. Yes, just all that!
In short, I was completely under water; total stress: “Gaby, you’re all alone, you say yes, yes, and again yes, of course, I can do that… in 15 days? No problem! For tomorrow? No worries…”
The advantage of being a Freelancer is that, like the name indicates, you are totally free, but it’s also a disadvantage to be constantly vulnerable to criticism.
You are judged for what you are, in your entirety, because the work that you do, it’s all that you are. You give it your heart, your emotions, your time in excess, and your passion. And in all of that, the judgment of the client, as subjective as it is, is a type of ejection seat. It can be an “Oh I love it…that part there, great!” or an “Ehhh, not so much, we’re not thrilled, could you give us more of that?” while the “that” has nothing to do with the original concept. You have to be dedicated, and constantly connected, be aware of the hushed and subtle clues, and above all understand the client, understand him fundamentally, and to the point where you must understand that which the client himself doesn’t understand, understand his subconscious.
Finally, the moment of the final presentation arrives. It’s that moment where the subconscious of the client is awoken and he says to himself, “Oh yes, that’s what I want! (or not!)” It’s for that reason that I love my job, and it fits me well.
Wearing a Max & Moi coat, Zara Jeans, Jessica Simpson sandals, Ralph Lauren socks, and a Rabeanco bag.
Meanwhile, there was Charlie…
And all the abominations of the world, which, because they’re far away, allow for guilt-free-living.
Then, I buckled down on my assignments, which were a total success (phew!)…
…I took the bull by the horns, and I threw myself, the next day, into new projects, and I decided to redo my bathroom.
In 2015, I also realized that I can’t do it all. It’s one of my new resolutions: less pressure and more pleasure.
Then, I had a huge desire for newness, a desire for simplicity, for change. With the help of my entourage made up of super talented people, I chose to create a new version of my blog. Simpler, more streamlined, just like I like it. It’s also what a blog is, it’s living. More articles, a few more on beauty, advice articles and, notably, on the maintenance of my hair, which was asked of me often in your messages. I also worked on this new version of the blog, based on your feedback, suggestions, and commentary.
2015 will be the year of happy meetings, that I want share with you. I have creative people around me, who I hope will inspire you.
See you soon! Hugs and kisses.
WRITTEN ON FEBRUARY 9TH 2015, IN PARIS!