Monthly Archives: November 2008


As Thanksgiving has passed and other holidays loom near I reflect back on this year and just how thankful I am. I am thankful for all of the bad and tough times because that is what motivated me to become better. I am thankful for all of the good things that have happened because it makes me understand life just a little more. 

I am fortunate to have a loving family, wonderful friends and clients who have also become near and dear to me. I am fortunate to have a roof over my head and food on the table and I forget all too often that it is the little things that matter the most. I was reminded of that this weekend, when another bad time came about. But truly I have my friends here and my family near and a heart that knows how to heal. 
It is said that when the end of our life happens, we aren’t judged by how much money we have in the bank, or how big of a house we lived in, but by the richness of our relationships.
Sometimes people are in our loves for a minute, an hour, a month, a year or a lifetime. No matter how short or long they are in our lives they affect it somehow just how we affect other’s lives. 
I am grateful for everyone in my life even if it was for only a minute.
Best wishes to all,


Balance. Balance. And more Balance.

My programmer and I had an interesting text conversation this past Saturday night. We both were left alone because our plans had fallen through. It had occurred to us that after a long week of work and providing our services we had neglected those that meant most to us – our friends. It’s difficult to find that balance between project work, clients, networking events, phone calls, and problem solving. Within all of that, calling your friends is not always a priority, and it’s very sad to say.

Most of my friends understand my schedule, what I am trying to build and accomplish and want to help me. But I need to help them too, be there too. My family understands even more, however that is difficult too, another balancing act – keeping in touch with my family. And what about “me” time, that doesn’t exist.

Monday was another busy day and it’s shaping up to be a busy week. However I have created a new challenge for myself. Take a time out for myself, for my friends and for my family. Everyone needs time to relax and decompress – I haven’t had a vacation in 8 years.

So it’s now my new work in progress. I’ll let you know how it proceeds!

AZ Freelance Graphic Designer