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A New Adventure in the Quest for Balance...


Hold your horses! I haven't edited this post yet. So, if you find mistakes: 1. Don't make fun of me, 2. Remember English is my Second Language, 3. OK, make fun of me, I don't care :)

To say this year has been full of change has been an understatement! I was enjoying my 10th year at the helm of the marketing and communications department at the McNay Art Museum, so full of excitement and hope for the future or the museum, in fact, I could have sworn I was going to retire there after 30+ years of service to my beloved "first professional love."

If at the beginning of the year you'd told me that I'd end up resigning, I would have laughed at your face. But, things change, priorities change, and I got a promotion...

Wow! I was put on the leadership team of the Museum, I was being recognized after ten years of passion and dedication. And I was eager, ready...and pregnant. And, with all that came the realization that "having it all" is extremely difficult, and that I was at a crossroads in which I had to make decisions as what exactly I was going to have to sacrifice to find that holy grail all adults seek...balance.

"Damn it!" that is exactly what I though when I knew that once my second son was born I was going to have to make some changes, I was already sacrificing too much of my family life for work, and while I respect all lifestyles and choices, putting my family on the back burner for work is simply not a personal option. So, what did that mean? Was I making a decision to stop working? Was I going to need to justify my new life to myself and others like Charlote in that Sex and the City episode when she neuroticaly screams "I choose my choice, I choose my choice"

The moment I decided to leave my beloved McNay, I texted a good old friend "You know what? Onward Motherfuckers" I am closing an utterly satisfying chapter of my life, and starting a new one: I'll become a freelance/contractor Marketing and Communications consultant. Or at least, I was going to say I was one until I secured my first client...

I set up an LLC...

Had a baby...

Went to the Chuck Ramirez opening at the McNay (My baby's first art outing)

Networked....

Took my first born, Rodrigo to Swim Lessons

Nursed...

Hustled....

Went to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens Opening

Broke ground on our forever home....

Helped my sister with her restaurant's marketing...

Went to the Zoo Ball "Back to Zoo the Future"...

Nursed again...

Forgot what sleeping through the night even feels like...

And then, the phone rang....my first client (Thank you Linda Pace Foundation!) and a week later my second client (Thank you DoSeum)...So, Ladies and Gentlemen I have myself a business! I am invigorated with excitement for this new adventure, I will be able to manage my time and priorities to give the very best of me to my family, myself, and my clients.

Onward Motherfuckers! Never settle for less than what you dreamed for yourself.

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