Life + Stuff: Cheer squad
Who is on your cheer squad? How do you know if you’re rocking or sucking the big ones?
Ever since I became a full-time freelancer, I have no idea. I don’t get given payrises, promotions or performance reviews.
As a kid, I got gold stars, Scratch ‘n’ Sniff stickers and stamps on the back of my hand.
At high school, I was graded, voted SRC President and asked to the school formal by a visually inoffensive boy. Yes, my standards were that high.
Uni was all about Cs, Ds and HDs.
Full-time work was a dogged quest to move up, up, up, drink wine out of an actual bottle and catch cabs instead of buses.
Now I am at an impasse. I have no idea where I am at. I work. I get paid. I don’t get bonuses and I have no one to tell me how, a) bad, b) fair, c) good, d) exceptional I am. I just don’t know how to judge myself.
Am I happier? Yep.
Am I healthier? Yep.
Am I wealthier? Nope.
Am I doing interesting work? Yep.
Maybe I am doing OK?
How do you tell if you’re winning at life? Do you have some sort of system you’re willing to share?