Happy Weekend, finally! I have something exciting to share, & I've waited all week to burst! I've done something I Never, ever thought I'd do, due to fear of the unknown & the comfort of stable income & routine, & just not sure if it was for me. But, here it goes....I quit my day job to be a full-time freelancer. Oh My Gosh, I just can't process those 3 words, still. It all happened so fast, I am slowly catching up to its happening. Can you believe it? I can't believe it!
Basically, a freelance design project presented itself I couldn't pass up (will keep you posted soon!!), but had to make one of those thrilling, "game-time decisions" with how to work it around my day job. Turns out after learning the details, I couldn't keep my day job & work on this project at the same time. So, I had to make a choice, & had been contemplating this "full-time freelance" business subconsciously for a while, especially after leaving Alt Summit. 5 hours, & a few phone calls later, I put my 2 weeks notice in the same day I found out about the project. Insane. Who am I? What just happened?
I just quit my job, & all I keep thinking about is this fortune that stares at me everyday, "Be brave enough to live creatively."
Okay, if you say so, fortune. I think that's the point of full-time freelancing, isn't it? I love this message.
I'll keep you updated on the project over the next couple of weeks! For those of you who are full-time freelancers, whether new or experienced, please please share any insights, words of wisdom, good & bad experiences you've overcome, and anything else you feel you wish you knew when you first started this creative venture. Not just for my scared, naive, & excited little self, but for anyone else reading who may be contemplating similar changes! If there's one thing I've learned from being a part of a creative community, it's that everyone is so graciously willing to lend a helping hand, hoping we all can strive to be & give our personal bests. I can't wait to be even more a part of this community in this way, & hopefully, in time, offer some sort of insight to others!
Have a happy & inspiring weekend, everyone, & I can't wait for this exciting new chapter to begin!