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Weird life transition
« on: Jun 30, 2016, 09:43 am »
This week I'm leaving the full-time job and going back to the freelance life I led back in 19-- while doing some traveling with the fiance's job on the weeks I don't have my son. Just finished three months of rehearsals and performances for Charlotte Squawks so I'm just now able to focus on getting the next gigs. After years of working I realized that, for me, several different types of work is better than one full-time job (reading "One Person/Multiple Careers" was helpful).
Not at the excited stage yet, but I'm hopeful  ;).

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Re: Weird life transition
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2016, 11:55 am »
What's great about the business is we can constantly reinvent ourselves . . . and when doors close, windows open . . .
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Re: Weird life transition
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2016, 12:35 pm »
Congrats on joining us in the freelance trenches: it's an exciting, wild ride. My very best wishes on your next gig, and your next, and your next. :)
"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." -- Thomas Edison (Harper's Magazine, 1932)

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Re: Weird life transition
« Reply #3 on: Jun 30, 2016, 02:15 pm »
Congrats! I recently did the same thing, going back to freelancing in October. Scary trying to get it all to work, but my heart is ultimately so much happier.

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Re: Weird life transition
« Reply #4 on: Jul 01, 2016, 02:34 pm »
Congrats! Always fun to try something new.

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Re: Weird life transition
« Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2016, 12:35 pm »
I too, will be leaving my full time job to go back into freelancing.

Life is too short, if you have the opportunity to do something that won't make you stabby at the end of the day, do it.

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Re: Weird life transition
« Reply #6 on: Aug 16, 2016, 02:33 pm »
Listen, after 12 years of being a resident something at regional theaters, jumping into the freelance world at the age of 40 was simply the best career/life decision I could have made.  All of a sudden I was able to pick and choose projects based on my wants, needs, career goals.  Yes, my pocket book hurt for a bit . . . but I think I have sort of ended up okay.  You need to bet big to win big.

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