Creative Envy


ON MY OWN.
Monday, September 28, 2009, 11:30 pm
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I’m sort of terrified to put this in writing for the whole worldwide web to read; however, I figure if I put it here then I’m obligated to make it happen (and I swear this has much more gravitas than my to do list). Okay, deep breath.

As I wrote before, I lost my job about a month ago. In the meantime, I have been compiling my portfolio and sort of half-heartedly looking for a new full-time position. I was going through the motions you’re supposed to go through but my game face wasn’t on. My heart was not in it. Most likely because deep down I knew that I truly did not want to work for the man (or woman as it may be) anymore. At least for now, what I truly want is to be my own boss. The master of my domain, if you will. So here I go, internet. I’m going after my longtime dream of being in business for myself.

“I say who! I say when! I say…..WHO!” (Name the movie.)

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Okay, probably a poor choice in movie reference but I couldn’t resist.

My new full-time job description: freelance designing, blogging, an Etsy shop, and any other creative gigs that pop up along the way. I’ve got a lot of groundwork to cover and I’ve been devouring online resources like these over the past several days. Any advice from the peanut gallery is welcome here. Drop me a comment or contact me using the link on the left to share your own self-employment stories (please, no nightmares at least at first) and I will be forever grateful.

There it is. I said it. It’s out there. I can do it, right? Right. Right?

(Photo by much ado about nothing on Flickr.)

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