I’ve hinted a little bit here and there, but this month everything is official. I got a full time job that still allows me to work from home. I need to put in a set number of hours each day, but the hours themselves can be flexible. If I need to ‘catch up’ late at night or early in the morning, or on a Saturday, that’s okay. Just so long as my client is getting the time they are paying for. I have set hours each day, and don’t need to tweak things much, but on the occasion when there is a doctor’s appointment or a piano recital or something, I’m not stuck.
This job is such an incredible blessing, and I’m so grateful for it and the regular paycheck it will provide. Freelancing is fantastic, but can be so nerve wracking. Dry spells meant I was filling in a lot of the cracks with dozens and dozens of tiny Elance jobs. I can now clear those away and focus all my time and brain power on this new company. It’s doing what I love: drawing, illustrating, designing, and giving my opinionated-opinion on branding a fast-growing company.
We are still hoping our other plans will work out eventually, but now we can breathe a whole lot easier while we wait — and if it doesn’t work out, we have less pressure to sort something out for E. For now, he’s an award winning ‘househusband,’ as we like to joke. And you know? I don’t mind the whole new appreciation he has for how difficult it can be to homeschool, clean, cook, and get laundry done. Our house is definitely lived in, and I’m back to pleading with neighbors and family to give us some notice before they pop over :o)
Things are good. I want to thank you all again for helping us during a really frightening period of transition, change, and medical costs. The internet can be such a lovely place, and I can hardly wait to pay it forward.
The downside maybe — though it’s a small downside, of course — is that posting will probably be far less regular. I know I’m not a shining beacon of a regular-blog-posting example as it is, but as you can probably tell already, it might get worse. I hope to be able to find my groove, because I do so enjoy this space.
I’m itching to freshen things up here, but I don’t know when I’ll be able to find the time. Last year’s Pantone colors and that overused Lobster font are wearing me out. I toyed with my Photoshop mockup of this design, just changing some colors and a few tiny graphics – it’d be an easy switch without needing to re-write a bunch of code. But we’ll see.
With that, it’s past midnight and I’ve got to get some shut eye. Do you have anything wonderful planned for Valentine’s Day? I got my few decorations up, and went shopping for some (winkity-wink-wink) new silky things with my girlfriends last Saturday. I want to do something fun for the kids though, maybe heart shaped pancakes, and some dollar store surprises?