The Domino Effect

If you look back on your last year, and not a lot has changed, that can be extremely discouraging, and unsettling. Alternatively it can be viewing both as encouraging and motivating depending on your circumstances.

For me, my last year has seen many peaks and valleys but overall most changes have been positive. Looking back, I can attribute these results to giving into my instincts and not being afraid to take a risk, and by doing what I felt was right despite the fact I had no clear vision as to what would come next. Here is a little insight onto how I got where I am now and what changes I made to get here. It really did start with one event that created a”domino effect” in the rest of my life.

I took the plunge a year ago to quit a steady, full-time job that I really enjoyed, and had no clear plan what was next. All I knew, I was due for a change and wanted work for myself. It was not an easy decision and I seriously considered going back to that job many times. Initiating that move made a huge difference for me personally and professionally.

Branching out on my own to do graphic design was something I have wanted to do for years, but lacked the confidence to actually do it. Quitting my steady job, and with the experience I gained in that job, I had the confidence and knowledge I needed to make the move towards my own business. Working for myself has been a learning experience in itself, however I am enjoying every minute of it, and am learning a lot about myself along the way.

I have gained a lot confidence and learned to be accountable to myself personally but taking this professional plunge. I am working harder than ever to support myself and get my business off the ground. Granted no situation is perfect, and I’ve had my share of speed bumps and bouts of self-doubt, but I am clear on my goals and vision for myself. Looking back on my progress motivates me forward. I am very aware of how important it is to follow your gut feeling and make choices based both on what you want and what you don’t want to do.

The domino effect all starts with one decision. We are all faced with choices everyday, and the decisions we make affect our lives profoundly. However don’t let the decision making process paralyze you. Good or bad, decisions have to be made. Everyone makes mistakes but mistakes are our greatest teachers.


That’s it for now. Sorry for delay between posts. Stay tuned for next time.