We recently had the pleasure to welcome Natascha Strauss to our Freelance Cape Town family.
Take some time out of your day and enjoy the read below to get to know Natascha and her writing style better.
Up to this point, my life has been extraordinary.
Euphoric highs, catastrophic lows and heart-warming everyday moments fuelled a kaleidoscopic spectrum of emotions, sensations and experiences that are now life lessons, meaningful scars and cherished memories.
The thing is: I want to keep living an extraordinary life in 2016 – and beyond – and for that to happen I need freedom.
Freedom to determine and change my routine, whenever I please.
A chance to foster new skills.
The opportunity to manage myself.
The choice to use my time to grow… or simply to indulge in life’s simple pleasure.
This sudden desire for independence is the result of a number of events, over a period of time that gradually, yet significantly influenced me. Then again, perhaps it is the Saturn Return theory at play (also mentioned by fellow Cape Town freelancer, Nadia Krige, in her recent OurVoice blog post.)
My point is, I reached a crossroads and it was time for a life-altering decision.
So I made one. I chose freedom.
At the end of February, I left my job. It was a monumental move; possibly the boldest thing I have ever done. It meant I had to leave my work family and give up the security of a steady income, among other things of course.
The Road Ahead
Now, although it has only been a few days, I rejoice in my independence (despite being a mild sufferer of impostor syndrome). Armed with a healthy fear of the unknown and almost crippling excitement for the future, I cannot help but to feel alive and surprisingly focused. My restrictions are my own and the drive to succeed is invigorating.
Here’s to the future!