I quit my job; today is my last day. My life is about to change! No, I didn’t win the lottery (hopefully that will be a future post) but I decided to give the independent contracting thing a go.
So in other words, as of tomorrow I am unemployed. Yikes!
As I wrote in “One Giant Leap“, after countless months (years?) of trying to find balance and failing, I realized that I had to take control — and the power to make a change was in my hands and my hands only. So I turned in my notice (I gave more than 30 days) and began to wind down my projects and client work. After more than three years at my current company, it’s a bit surreal to be packing everything up – especially given the uncertainty of what’s next.
While I am not being naïve, I am ridiculously optimistic about what lies ahead. I certainly know that there will be challenges and peaks and valleys to deal with, but at the end of the day I believe that everything will work out.
Luckily, I have a project lined up that will keep me working through the month – being as busy as I have been, there just hasn’t been time to set up a proper “business” and start reaching out to my professional network to let them know about my new status. But the LLC has been established; my tax ID is secured; a domain name has been purchased.
I’m ready to go. The next chapter begins tomorrow.