It’s been a long and winding (and often crazy) road, but I’ve finally reached the Quit of Quits. I know, I don’t fully believe it yet, either.
Last week, I took one of my pre-planned vacation weeks to use up remaining paid time and do some extra hustling towards my countdown. Setbacks aside, I was still determined to forge ahead as planned. I finalized the sale of my car. I honed our budget down as far as I could and started strategizing […]
I’ma take your freelance work. I’ma take your freelance work. No, for real, ask your blogging friends: Do they need my services? ~(admittedly) awful riff on Thrift Shop I’ve been very careful and logical about this whole transition-to-freelancing thing. I’ve slowly been stepping down the day job, building up the freelance biz, juggling and […]
(alternately titled: “Let’s Get It Started. (Huh!) Let’s Get It Started in Here. (Ha!)”) So, you may have already guessed by the title (since you’re all smart cookies), but this week begins my first week doing part-time at the day job! Or should I say, the “second job,” because really now the freelancing is […]
These progress reports feel like they’ve been coming rapid-fire since I embarked on my Freelance or Bust journey. It seems like just yesterday, I was dumbfounded to be able to take my Freelance Fridays off, and it was only a wee month ago that I got the Brazen Assistant Editor position that had me debating […]
Taking stock of how far I’ve come, and what that means for anyone hoping to restart their dreams.
Hear ye, hear ye! It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce I’ve officially taken the first step on the road to ultimate freelance freedom: I’ve requested one day off work each week to focus more on my writing—and my boss agreed to it! This is a step I’ve been contemplating for […]