Saturday, May 3, 2008

The road to freelance-dom.

So I went to dinner last night with my husband, it was nice. We go to talk a bit about the future and our jobs, including my possible switch to fulltime freelancing. And that's scary. I wan to do it, and I think I might be able to sustain an income level similar to where I am now, but I can't be sure and I'm just scared.

It's something I've been thinking about for a few years now. I've been doing it on the side ever since I graduated, and even some before, but lately it's been getting busier. I now get up in the morning, pack lunches and send Joe off to work, then eat breakfast in the office and work for about an hour before I finish getting ready for my "real" job. Then I go to work, but I take my laptop with me. I usually do work over lunch, sometimes answering phone calls and emails for freelance during regular work hours. Then I often have a meeting after work, about freelance work, and get home either around 5:30 or 7, depending on the meeting. I come home, make dinner, and then usually work for a few more hours before I go to bed.

I spend the weekends cleaning my house and working more. I will usually spend some time with my husband and our friends. One time they bribed me to come over by saying I could bring my lame is that?!

I don't do anything else for fun really, just work. I enjoy what I do, really, but I am beginning to miss other things, like sports, working out, reading, working in my yard. I bought a game for our playstation before we even bought our house 2.5 years ago, but haven't played it yet. I think my sister did once, but not me! I don't play.

And it's not getting better. I feel bad. My house suffers and I think my relationships probably suffer some too. And I don't want that.

So, I think this blog is going to be about my journey through my work life, hopefully on the road to freelance (that is if I can find the time to write!) I've always benefited from writing my feelings down, working them out on paper, so-to-speak, so I'll do it again. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for you!! I hope it works out! :) BTW, I've been bribbing you with "you can bring your computer/book!" FOREVER so it really isn't all that lame. :) Remember the Jewel concert we went to? I seem to remember a book involved...