The other day, my husband paid me a compliment. I am a very lucky girl as he does this quite often. But this compliment was different.
He said ‘I’m so proud of you’. I asked him why and he said
‘There’s no way I could do what you are doing’.
He just said it out of left field. We weren’t discussing anything in particular. And that is part of what made it so special. That it had just occurred to him and he wanted to say it.
And it got me thinking. I keep wondering if I am doing enough. Am I getting up early enough to get everything done that I need to? Am I investing enough time after a full day at That Day Job? Is watching a video to recharge my batteries on the weekend okay?
But his compliment made me feel like slowly but surely I am creating something. That I am putting in a lot of effort. That I am taking risks and investing time that other people may not be willing to do. That other people may be too scared to do. That other people may be overwhelmed by.
So as I get up at 5am again tomorrow. As I work on my creative business after a day at That Day Job. As I get up early even on the weekends – I will remember his compliment, knowing that sooner or later – this is all going to pay off. And when it does, I will be proud of me too.