It’s been tough, I wouldn’t lie! When suddenly all my assignments and meetings were cancelled or postponed, I was encircled by clouds of uncertainties and fears. I can’t say I had any strategy as I don’t think anyone would ever have one. But, during the lockdown, I focussed on my personal projects that were just getting postponed for years. One of those was to start my own vegetable garden and that eventually landed me a writing gig. I also started exploring options and how I can move my services online and make it more flexible. Some of them that I will be starting is consulting in photography and styling for small brands and businesses, and online live phone photography and styling workshops.
My go-to survival tip – Keep your options open and also have some personal projects in your to-do list. During times like these, it not only helps you focus but also opens up different avenues and possibilities. Find collaborations and reach out to people with your ideas, there is always someone who will be willing to shake hands!