Diary of a Freelancer – 1 out of 4… Entry 3.

Hello everyone!!

My head is pounding currently, but I do have my cup of Gingerbread Tea in my Pinocchio tea cup, so all is well!

Firstly, how are you? Are you all okay? I find that I jump straight into my post without even thinking to write and see how my readers (if any!) are doing. Do let me know what you’ve been up to and all that jazz – Oooh! Question of the day; What’s been the weirdest thing to happen to you last week? Mine would be where a grandmother figure nearly attacked another lady with her Zimmer frame. I know. I am not making this stuff up!

I have some exciting news for you… 1 out of 4 costumes COMPLETE! In said deadline time πŸ™Š!! I know, I’m genuinely proud of myself. Who would have thought I could stick to a time frame πŸ˜€ ANND no late nights. I’m really shocked.

Not only have I completed one costume…my fitness level has improved so suddenly! I’m able to run 3 miles/40 minutes in publicΒ withoutΒ stopping. I kid you not, this may not be a big deal to others, but 40 MINUTES WITHOUT STOPPING AT ALL! I’m really happy with myself.

I have to admit, now that I’ve completed one costume, I was very lost today as to which costume to start next. What was stopping me from just making a decision, was the fact that I have taken the measurements and fitted some of the costume onto one model, and I have another costume in which I have all of the measurements, but I need fit the costume on before I can push on with any work… so with that being said, the wisest move would be to work on the costume that I know I can work on. Why it has taken me all day to figure that one out, I couldn’t tell you… πŸ™ˆ

In other news, I have been searching for a venue that will allow me to do a photoshoot in, without costing a fortune. I think I have found the space, and for A REALLY REALLY good price too. I’ve just got to get a few more quotes, as ideally, I’d like a complete space where the team is completely alone, rather than hiring out a room in a building, where not only is le general public in, but that I may potentially end up disturbing a few people, which I really hate doing. Alas, the search is still on the go, but I’m hoping to get a venue booked by the end of this week.

A lot goes into project…I’ve realised. As mentioned before, I have become Project manager – and actually, it makes me realise that I do want to be a creative producer. I don’t like to use the term “Control freak” but I feel that I have a vision in mind, and an overall picture. I’m all up for getting a team of people together and pulling the best out in everyone, using their strengths and knowledge to help better the overall aesthetic. Actually, I’ve decided that I will do a separate post specifically for this paragraph.

For now, I’ll round off this post with, I’m feeling very good currently, and though there’s a LOT more work to be done, I’m happy to push through with it all. It’s tiring, and headachey, but all for a good cause…I feel!

Right, I must get back to planning, but until next time, CIAO CIAO!<3

_IMAGINASIA_

Diary of a Freelancer – Entry 1.

Freelance life is stressful.

There I said it.

Does it mean I’m going to turn away from it, give up on it? … Of course not, but I do feel like an order is very much needed.

I’m currently working on an actually very exciting project. It’s my own project, but none the less I’m excited. However, when you’re doing a self run project, you become project manager and boy, is that hurting my head. Not that I’m hating on the work load, I just wish it would all just calm down. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from university, is that you are definitely in a safety bubble.

Once you leave, I hate to admit it, but that’s it. The big world is out there ready to throw all the challenges you were protected from, whilst at university. I’m a designer, and every project I’ve ever had to do, was managed by someone else. I was very much in charge of designing and sourcing the materials I needed and that was it. When it came to photoshoots, or the final production, that was left to the tutors to organise, or the facilities on campus. Alas, I don’t have a professional photo studio, nor a costume room where all the equipment is provided, or a tutor to give me a project to do.

You know, I’ve thrown myself into the deep end. I chose this freelance life, I chose to keep the part time job, and yet it’s very hard. I’m having to sacrifice on many things, like buying new bras, new clothes, makeup, going out socially – Don’t get me wrong, I do take time off, but I can’t just pop down into London to just…hang…anymore.

Truth be told, I’ve got to make myself known to the industry, to get the jobs I’d like to be doing. To do that, I’ve got to make the work, and to do that I’ve got to have a bit of money. Β It’s a never ending cycle.

I don’t just focus on my freelance though. I’ve got myself a personal trainer, and though that costs money, it means I keep in shape. Otherwise, my fitness (much as I love it – and that is true!) would be down the pan…the frying pan, and into the oven…where the cakes are a baking. In simpler terms… I’d be fat without my PT.

I guess I needed to just release some thoughts I was having….otherwise I think I would have broken down sooner or later. Now that I have done that, I’m going to switch off from my computer and work, and chill. I’ll do a bit of yoga and have a cup of tea…then head to bed.

Hopefully, in next’s blog post I’ll be discussing more about the project I’m working on… check my instagram for teasers.

Until next time,

_IMAGINASIA_ xx