Returning after a pause

Hello reader. I've taken a much needed pause from freelancing and I'm happy to write that it's time to get back to work. During my break, I did squeeze in a few very neat design projects. It's difficult for me to turn down work, especially as a mom with young children, because my work makes me feel good about myself.

At the same time, freelancing also makes me feel terrible because perfection is impossible. There's no perfect project or client or day or outcome. There are no guarantees that even my income will be spent well or invested wisely. Failure is inevitable and in fact, it's invaluable. 

Why is failure invaluable you ask? Well, as I've sought to find the best balance of life, work, love, and family - I've more consistently failed more than I succeeded. And, I now have 3 sets of eyes (my three little boys) watching me fail. So I've asked myself, if I'm failing - is my life valuable? The answer is yes. It's very valuable to the 3 sets of eyes watching me. They need to have a category for failure. They will be in my shoes soon enough. We're Christians, and believe that failures do not negate our value to God. This concept challenges me, so I know it will challenge them. 

It feels very good to be 'back'. And I hope it goes well. And when it doesn't, the experience will be invaluable. 

I worked on a cattle ranch logo for a friend during my break, have a look at our first draft below. A lot of the ideas were supplied in sketches by the client. Can you guess which one was just recently turned in to a cattle brand?