Four More Years! Today is My Unemploymentaversary

Four years ago today I lost my last “real” job. I was a victim of the Epic Advertising Industry Fail of 2009. When I was laid off I said I would coast through the summer on savings and get a real job in the fall. That fall has yet to arrive.

I had about 8 things I was going to say about the beauty of freelancing and sleeping until you want to get up and a cube-free life, but I got a lot of work to do at the moment, which in the world of freelancing is a thing of glory.

So, here’s to making it through another summer before I have to get a real job.

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  1. Lesley 15.May.13 at 4:25 pm

    Gads. Has it been four years already?! Congratulations and happy anniversary. And thanks for turning me on to Kelly Barnhill. I just recently finished reading The Mostly True Story of Jack (which i LOVED) and Iron Hearted Violet (which i liked tremendously). I’m still waiting for YOUR books. I know you have ’em in you. :o)

    1. Jodi 15.May.13 at 4:28 pm

      You’re welcome! Kelly is one of my very favorite writers — all her words are magical.

      As for me, I’m working on a novel right now. For reals this time. 48,491 words thus far!

      Thanks for the congrats!

  2. todd 16.May.13 at 10:44 am

    Congratulations! It takes initiative and lots of self motivation to work for one’s self. Sometimes being laid off can be the best thing that can happen.

    1. Jodi 16.May.13 at 10:49 am

      Thank you! One of these days I hope that motivation morphs into the cleaning the house and/or exercising kind of motivation. That would rule.

  3. Peabo 18.May.13 at 11:10 pm

    Congratulations! On the Anniversary AND the novel. What a journey, huh?


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