It's a new year and for some reason, my body has decided to get sick. I think I caught it from a guest at our traditional New Year's Eve quiet evening with friends thing. Damn her. So, here I am trying to flush out my system with tea, vegetable soup, bread, juices, and ice cream. There's got to be some sort of reward.
So what does a new year bring? I don't know. I started by kinda worrying that I don't have a lot of work lined up. Until this afternoon when I booked 5 gigs for the next two weeks. I really need to stop worrying and just letting it happen. I get asked to work for a reason. I need to understand that I will get asked first when work opens up.
Have I really entered the forefront of most of my employer's minds? Maybe. Or is it because I continue to update them on my availability in a methodical yet gentle way. Maybe. Or is it my skills that have them asking me to be part of their events team? I hope. Or is everyone else just away? I'm fine with that.
Whatever it is, I think I deserve it. I've worked hard this past year in establishing myself in the New York City catering community. I've taken on many positions at far less than what others would. I went out of my way to help companies when they are in dire need of help. And throughout all of it, I've remained positive and supportive. I am glad many companies are seeing that.
So what lies ahead? I need to be more aggressive and assertive in getting what I want. I need to build more confidence in my skills as a catering event lead chef. I need to get better at networking and establishing myself as a freelance cook with clients who pay in a higher echelon. I need to get a business card.
There is much to be thankful for this past year. I am truly grateful for all the good stuff that came my way. Despite the lousy first couple of days. Later.
Labels: inspiration, Realism, Thankful