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?

4 comments:

  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.

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  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! :)

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