Sometimes life gets a little topsy turvy. It becomes harder to remember who you are and all of the things you want to accomplish. When you are tossed wayward by the seven winds and end up somewhere you never imagined you could be: put down roots, get nutrients from your surroundings, and bloom where you are planted. Now, I definitely now that this is easier said than done but believe me, it can be done. I have traveled a little and I have to admit, the only way to survive is to embrace your space.
Start by putting down roots. Go out and meet people, explore your area and find new places, see if you can develop new interests. Step outside of your comfort zone (or revel in it) and find some way to solidify your place in the soil. This is the most important thing to do when you are transplanted into a new area. Without roots, you will surely fail to grow and instead whither and die. Never forget that your roots are only in place to ensure that you are able to absorb good vitalizing nutrients from your surroundings.
Utilize your surroundings. Angle your leaves so that you can soak up all of the sun. Spread your petals so that a little gust of wind can jostle and tickle you. Use your community resources and events to find like minded individuals to connect with as well as potential employers and associates. As a freelancer, it is imperative that you spend time surveying and using your surroundings to establish relationships that can further your career and provide you with work opportunities.
Bloom, darling, bloom where you are planted. Persevere so that you can achieve all that you dream of. Make plans and follow through. Go out on little coffee or dinner dates to help reinforce those strong roots you established earlier. Manage your time wisely and be sure to take care of yourself. Don't just bloom, flower child, you can flourish.
-- Tierra C. Watkins