I have big news. Huge news. Life-changing news.
A few weeks ago, I gave notice at Zipline that I was quitting my job. Last Friday was my final day there, which makes today my first official day at my new full-time job: being self-employed. To be honest, it hasn’t really sunk in yet. It mostly just feels like a Sunday. I suspect this feeling will continue for a few more days until Morah goes back to work (she has today and tomorrow off) and I spend all day working on projects for my clients instead of someone else’s clients.
So what will I be doing? The same thing I’ve been doing: web development – also known as sitting on my butt all day in front of a computer. Only now I’ll be doing it at home.
People have asked me, “are you scared? Are you excited? Do you feel liberated?” The answer is yes, I feel all of those things, but more than anything else, I feel relieved. For the past year or so, I’ve been antsy. I wanted to do my own thing, but I never made serious plans to do it. However, the more I thought about breaking free and working from home, the more appealing the thought became.
As you can probably tell, this wasn’t something that snuck up on me. I have been planning this for a while (you could say years, considering one of the 2 other co-owners of the company and I first talked about doing this back when we were both working at FOX), so the idea of doing it has had a lot of time to steep in my mind.
So here I am, on day one of the new job. Day one of the new life, I guess you could say. If all goes well – and I am confident that it will – I’ll never go back to working for someone else. Isn’t that the American Dream? To make your own way in the world and be successful doing something you enjoy? Well here I am, at 28 years old, taking a stab at it.
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