I haven't blogged in 7 months. I am appalled, shocked at my lack of discipline but I must say that the last 7 months have been insane. With trying to double up my clients and landing the Organic Food and Cafe account my life has just been dedicated to my agency. I have had to take 100 steps back and away from sketchbook magazine, the love of my life project to focus on financing my business and making sure my clients were satisfied and happy with the quality of work that we provided for them. On the other hand I also recently lectured at the University of Bahrain, which was such an awesome experience. If you have been to any of my lectures or workshops I say over and over that the best part of my job is talking about my journey as an entrepreneur and sharing my insight about jump starting my business. I get a real buzz from inspiring a young crowd and wish I could do it more often, or full time. To be a paid public speaker would be a dream job, even better than the one I have given myself now.
Which brings me to the end of 2011, usually a busy time for me when the rest of the world is in Holiday mode. I get given a small chance to reflect on the year, as chaotic as it was, and visualize the upcoming year . This year like everyone that I can remember has been a rollercoaster. One I wouldn't be able to get through without the support of some key members in my life. My mother, my best friend Elham, my new bestie and family member Husain Qaseer, and also my work colleagues and mentor Zeid.
Looking ahead I am looking forward to a few key projects, expanding my business further and taking it to the next level and hopefully opening another branch of Obai and Hill. Launching my book or at least finishing the first draft of my book that I will be co -writing with a good friend of mine. and also relaunching Sketchbook Live. It pains me to have had to take a year off the magazine to establish my other business, now it is time for me to go back and finish what I started. I also hope to travel to India, Brazil, China, South America. Fingers crossed.
Need focus, energy, positivity and motivation.
Excited for 2012, a new book, a new relaunch, a new business expansion, travels, and eternal happiness.