Monday, May 31, 2010

In Which the Secret is Revealed

We're not having a baby.
We're not moving.
We're not switching toilet paper.
I'm not cutting my hair (I have very little left to cut at the moment anyway).

I am, however, getting a real job (again). Kind of. SIGH. I'm going to explaining things a lot, I can tell already :)

You are looking at the newest member of the Blacksheep Strategy team. I am officially coming on board as their Communications Specialist. I signed the papers this past weekend.

I'm more excited than I thought I would be about having a real job again (probably because this new job is half time, entirely flexible, and working mostly from home). I'm not totally abandoning my freelance business - though I have had to say goodbye to a couple of clients who would have presented a conflict of interest. I'm also keeping a couple of them and will continue to accept projects for clients I like who are doing things I am passionate about. Or clients who are willing to write LARGE CHEQUES (hehe).

Freelance wasn't about needing to be my own boss or being a lone wolf. In fact, I didn't love either of those aspects of freelance. I feel like I've learned the most about what I do and how I can do it better through collaboration. But this past year of working 100% freelance was a means to a very important end: getting to work around Geoff's crazy work schedule and spend as much time as possible with the non-writing-related loves of my life. This job still accomplishes that end goal. It just does it with a twice-monthly direct deposited paycheque :)

I'm getting to continue to build my career with the kind of flexibility that moms drool and weep over. And I am NOT taking that for granted. It's a combination of absurd luckiness and hideous amounts of hard work. I've been laying the foundation for this over the past decade. It's just nice when the universe takes all that hard work and hands it back to you, gift wrapped, at some point well before you're lying in your grave.

So that's what's new. And we're all pretty excited about it here. And with that, I am going to return to my triple grande nonfat vanilla latte with cinnamon dolce sprinkles. And some invoicing. With a foggy view of the mountains outside the window here at Starbucks. I know, I know... IT'S ROUGH.

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At May 31, 2010 3:29 PM, Blogger Lenore said...

Congrats Lindsay! I'm glad you found something that will be rewarding AND work with your lifestyle. Because isn't that the most important thing?


At May 31, 2010 7:53 PM, Blogger Kari-Ann said...


At June 01, 2010 8:23 AM, Blogger Lindsay said...

Congratulations Lindsay! That's very exciting news! (Although a baby would've been good too). :-)

At June 04, 2010 12:49 AM, Blogger Lindsay said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm pretty happy about it. Not sure why it took me this long to figure out that I could have a more balanced life by not working full time... But better late than never? :)


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