When I Say “Part,” You Say “Time”: Part (Time!) Part (Time!)

(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 my main gig and the day job is just something I do a few days a week to earn some extra ke$h.

What to the WHAT?


How Things Are Gonna Roll From This Point Forward


1. Tuesdays and Fridays Are Now My “Freelance Days”

This isn’t to say I won’t still be doing a shit-ton of work in the evenings, on the weekends, and on my lunch break at the day second job, but Tuesdays and Fridays will the glorious Days On Which I Do Not Have to Leave the House or Change Out of My PJs.  (The affect this has on the amount of work one is able to do is really quite staggering.)

I already have trouble grasping when the weekend is and when weeks begin and end for normal people, so this is going to be a new level of the experience of time relativity.  Which I am actually quite excited for.  (“What?  It’s been a long week?  Oh, I never can tell anymore…I’m at work so sporadically!”) [Note:  I would never actually say this to someone, but hot damn I’ll have fun thinking it.]


2. I’ll Be Making an Extra Push to Get More Gigs Now That I’ve Got the Time to Attend to Them

There are actually lots of places that pay for good guest blogging.  I will be investigating those.  There are also plenty of reputable job boards like Problogger’s (note: not content mills) I’ve been neglecting lately.  I will be trolling those regularly and actually applying when I find something that looks good, instead of bookmarking it and then getting distracted by other things so my bookmarks are all expired by the time I get back to them.


3. You’ll Be Reading a Lot More From-the-Trenches Accounts of What It’s Like to Do This Thing

How I’m managing our budget.  How I’m managing my sanity.  How I’m taking an hour off at a coffee shop on a Tuesday afternoon because you know what?  If I’ve got the freedom to do it, so I am gonna do it, baby!  A player’s gotta live the dream.  YOLO, and all that…

I recall one of my favorite lines from Rent, the soundtrack of my Fight-the-Power teenage years:  “To riding your bike midday past the three-piece suits!”  Having no bike, I will not be doing this exactly, but I will be taking a few afternoons to sit at Spot Coffee and laugh at all the business people harriedly wolfing down their paninis while checking their cell phones and glaring at the sunshine they’ll soon be leaving.

And I will enjoy the hell out of it.

Then I will get back to hustling my little tail off.

This blog has always been about my journey to Call It Quits, but now things kick into high gear.  Now shit gets REAL, as we say on the streets. Glad as all get-out to have you all along for the journey.

Now buckle your seat belts, kiddies, ’cause it’s on!

Image: Grant Hutchinson / Flickr

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  • Congrats, girl. Bring it!

  • Congrats to you!!

  • Karen J

    WooHoo! and You *Go*, Grrlll!! (fist pumps for ya, too 🙂

    • Virtual first bump right back at ya!

  • You are going to love your new schedule once you get used to it. I work 4 days a week, part time, in an office. I also work at two different synagogues, teaching (for really good pay). The office job keeps the money coming in all year – and the school jobs are out for the summer, so I can sit by my pool and relax at 2pm when I come home from my “day job”.

    • Good for you! That sounds like a lovely schedule, and one that I know from announcing my news to friends and family this weekend many people “would kill for.” Enjoy your freedom! I will definitely be enjoying getting acclimated to mine! 🙂

  • wooooooooohooooooooooo!! (I’ve never actually ridden a bike past people in three-piece suits that I’m aware of, but it sounds so tempting, doesn’t it?)

    • and now i just want to belt out La Vie Boheme… might turn some heads in the coffee shop where I am though.

      • You might be surprised…maybe some people will start singing along! RENT coffee shop flash mob!

        • I think we need to start working in the same coffee shop…. hmm, what about g+ flash mobs all across the country at the same time in different coffee shops? hahahha, maybe I just found my big idea! (kidding…)

          • Don’t kid–I’m in! I don’t even do G+, but I would for that. 🙂

  • Congrats! I look forward to reading all about life in the trenches, especially knowing those trenches are going to be filled with coffee and goodies at a favorite spot. Those are my kind of trenches!

  • Jen

    To fruits! To no absolutes!
    *fist pump*

    • To Absolut! To choice! To the Village Voice. To any passing fad!

      To being an “us” for once…instead of a “them”! 🙂

  • Omar

    ohhh yeesss! I’m a fan of Cordelia =)

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