A new face around here - meet Allison!!
Pursuing 'a vision of independent success and hustle'
As the pandemic pivot and transition drags on, we are working hard to update the blog once a week with what I hope is inspiring, compelling and educational content. The cool thing is, most of these posts will highlight the incredible people we get to work with through our business. We have no shortage of amazing people to feature and hope you enjoy their stories. With help, we can do it better. Enter: Allison Antram! Allison is a kick-butt freelance writer and an all around cool person. I'm happy to let you all get to know her a little bit better because her byline will be on many of these stories we publish.
AL: Tell us who you are! Where are you from? What led you to Lexington?
AL: You recently quit your full time job (with benefits, the whole "adult" thing) just in time for this pandemic! How did that feel?
AL: Did you have a moment of panic?
AL: What are you doing to “make it”? Any advice?
AL: More and more people are turning to freelancing. I've read often in Forbes that the freelance/gig economy IS the new economy, and it is how increasing numbers of people prefer to work. Why do you think that is?
AL: Tell us about some of the projects you are excited about for 2021? We are so excited to be working with you.
AL: You write a lot. Did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
AL: Logistically, where do you typically work?
AL: I love working with you because I was a less-cool version of you 10 or so years ago, and I love seeing people like you succeed! I used to cry in my car on the way to work at the last "full-time" job I ever held. I have never looked back, and I truly admire people who step out of the status quo. But I know it can be scary. For me, all it took were a few wins and a few people telling me I could do it. What made you take the leap to freelancing?
There were many small lightbulb moments, I would say. There was an initial jump, when I knew in my gut that it was my time to take a leap of faith and quit my job with quite literally nothing lined up, and from there it was a lot of prayers and emails and rejected job applications before I recognized the amount of freelance work I already had in front of me, and that this could be a viable option, not just a backup plan. It's definitely not where I thought I would end up, but I'm so glad I did. Opportunities have continued to unfold in proportion to my willingness to say "yes."
AL: I LOVE that. 'Opportunities have continued to unfold in proportion to my willingness to say yes.' This is truth! Have you ever second guessed yourself?
AL: I love working with you, because you are very creative but also incredibly organized. A rare combination! I can just say a bunch of random stuff that I'm envisioning and then all of the sudden you’ve sent me some nice tidy to-do item in Asana. What do you feel that you bring to the table for your new clients? How have you set yourself apart?
AL: Most writers also like to read! What’s a favorite book you’ve read recently?
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