Today has been beyond exciting. It was one of those magical moments where you get to see something you’ve spent months and months meticulously planning come to fruition – a pinch-yourself moment where your dreams finally become a reality.
About six months ago now, I quit my job. I know! It was probably the boldest and scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but I had a vision of working for myself and I didn’t want to live my whole life and never make it a reality. Sometimes you just have to take the plunge, you know? So after months of hard work, fighting tooth and nail to make that dream a reality, it’s finally happening. Today, I met with my Melbourne office design team. It’s so exciting I keep having to check myself to make sure it wasn’t a dream.
They were as kind and lovely as you would expect, and walked me through the whole process step by step. Obviously, I was a little bit nervous and so I’m sure I came off as someone quite scatterbrained, but they were calm and patient.
Together, we mapped out the layout of my office spaces, with room to grow and rearrange everything so that it will be workable as I hire more and more people. Luckily, a few of my excellent colleagues are leaving my old practice to join me here, so it won’t just be an empty room to start with – can you imagine how scary that would be?
No, this way, I’m going to start with a small team and, with them, build the foundations for the business as it expands. I’m so lucky that commercial fitouts in Melbourne can be so easily customised to meet however I chose to set up and run my business in the long time. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m just so lucky in general, and for that, I give today a 10/10.