Wednesday, March 30, 2011

End of march--evaluating life

Is it just me, or is this year TOTALLY flying by? I mean, last I checked, 2011 just started. Now we're entering the second quarter. The time period provides me a good opportunity to evaluate where I am.

I've officially been self-employed for 6 months now. Crazy. Six months of no longer working for "the man." Six months of flexible scheduling, working in my jammie pants, wearing house slippers outside way more than a normal person would. Also, six months of sweating and stressing over income, health insurance, balancing work and life and things.

Overall? It's been awesome. I work more now than I did back when I had a day job. I also was a lot less happy because I hated the work, I hated "the man," I hated the corporate philosophy and lack of caring/respect for the workers. Now I get to read manuscripts for Carina Press, acquiring and editing ones I fall in love with. I get to teach English composition to college students. I get to write (though honestly I haven't made as much time for it as I should). I also get to freelance edit manuscripts and help authors whip their stories into shape. Things aren't perfect of course, but I have to say, I totally dig my life.

What decisions have you made lately? How's it working for you--are you happy you took the chance?


  1. I hear ya! I got my hours cut in January and there was a struggle to add too much to make up for the financial crunch. I drove myself into the ground trying to get it all done. I've changed my tune this quarter and am focusing on one job and my writing...and more Tuna Helper.

  2. Amanda Brice11:03 AM

    I'm so happy for you! It really looks like you're on the right track.

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  4. I love hearing stories like yours. I feel inspired to have more courage to pursue a career path that I really want to, instead of just putting up with my day job because it pays well.

    Thanks for sharing! :)