Freelance Week 10

2 eggs, scrambled, and 2 cups of coffee, black. This is my morning routine. Staying 2 days in Austin for SXSW doesn't really lend itself to normal routines though. So I had to improvise. One morning was coffee with 2 breakfast tacos (win) and the next was coffee with no breakfast (fail). All in all, it was a good trip but I'm happy to be back home.

I'm hard-pressed to remember any real valuable lessons I learned this past week. The pages in mind keep flipping back the past seven days and nothing stands out. But who knows, maybe there's a lesson in not learning a lesson.

Looking out over the next few weeks I'm excited for a few reasons:

1. I'm starting a new branding project that is going to be a lot of "fun"

2. Our good friends from Colorado, Tim and Laurie Thornton, will be in town

3. My wife and I will be heading to Colorado for a week with friends and art shows

If I were to leave any type of encouragement this week, it would be this: Don't lose hope. Sometimes that is all I feel remains. Friends fail. Family hurts. Jobs suck. But hope is the gift we have to believe in something greater. Don't limit your hopes by where you are today. Think bigger. Dream greater. Live fuller.