It's been a while since I was on here. I was thinking about it yesterday, and was also prompted by another friend of mine who reads this. So I thought I would come on.
We've just passed our Easter (extra) long weekend, which I spent on the Gold Coast with two very good friends of mine. It was almost a weekend of eating, drinking and talking. That's probably about it. We were going to go fishing, but it rained in the last couple of days, so on our venture out we went to the movies. Every time I go up there I don't want to go home. I think it's because my experience of Sydney is really limited to the office, or home. It's real life and we don't do much else. Whenever we go to the GC we make an effort to go out, do different things. I think that's why I like it more.
I am sure if I did more in Sydney, I'd probably like it more.
Anyways... what is news?
That's right, totally forgot about that for a moment.
Was very tired of waiting around for news from the job front. And then, talking to my sister, she said that there were a couple of people from her work (she works as a designer as well) that were made redundant.
And I thought how much I hated being at the mercy of others for employment. And what that can lead to. So with much courage (and I tell you, it took a lot because even though I thought about it a lot, it seemed unrealistic) I decided to leave my current job (resigned two weeks ago, last day is the 13th May ... and yes, it's a black Friday) and work for myself.
That's right. Self employed. My own boss.
No one other than myself to look to providing my income. Which I need (James does not earn enough to support us both).
Just threw in a comfortable, lazy full paying job for the unknown. I have been told I'm so crazy, but others have been really supportive about it.
I was getting lazy. Too comfortable. Any longer and I would have grown roots. I would have become more and more unhappy but I wouldn't have had the courage or the skills to up and leave and change the situation. I needed to do something to get me out of my comfort zone and get me going again.
Tell you what, calculating how much work you'll need to find while working for yourself does that to you.
So come 14th May, I'll be on my own. I am thinking at the moment, a 6 month plan. All goes well, I'll keep going. If it doesn't go well then we'll start looking for full time work again.
But yes, hopefully all goes well. I have been buying books like mad, about finance and accounts, sales (which I need help in) and running small businesses. I have been re-doing my website, business cards, business name, all of it. Then I will plead to every soul I know to spread the word - Find me work!
I will update how I go. Will have to update how I go. I will go crazy if I don't have some connection to the outside world.
Anyways, off to se