Saturday, May 30, 2009

The best boss

I guess my recent blogs haven't made it very clear that I am currently not employed full-time. I've had a couple of jobs that only lasted a month or so, and a few freelance-type gigs, but nothing major.

And, like all the other highly-qualified people out there (suddenly, thousands of us!), I have been chasing the few available jobs, lame and low-paying as they may be.

You know, I just don't want to do it anymore. It's not worth the effort to send a resume to a job posting and then hear -- NOTHING! And networking seems to be fruitless right now, because so many other people are doing it as well! I've also come to believe that working for a big corporation just sucks your soul right out of you; so: No thanks to that, too.

Instead, I'm going to try it on my own. I've been given a freelance opportunity that is forcing me to update my skill-set (always a good thing!), including mastering Adobe's InDesign layout program. It's kicking my butt right now, let me tell you! I've spent the better part of a week stuck to my computer, sitting through an online tutorial and designing a 12-page document from scratch. But it has been a worthwhile effort: I've learned a lot about the program -- and my product is looking pretty darn good, if I do say so myself!

Hopefully, this new gig will lead me to other similar ones, and I'll be able to make a living out of it by working for the best boss ever: ME!

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