Freelancing. Consulting. Contracting. Whatever you call it, I’m doing it and it’s going pretty well. However, I realize now that as much as I thought I could do this “on my own” about 10 years ago, it’s pretty lucky that I didn’t. I’m not quite talking “two roads diverged in a wood”-level stuff here, but I am thinking about my 25-year-old self’s inherent immaturity and myopic view of what she did and what she wanted to do. Off and on, for 10 years, I fantasized about starting my own thing; trying it for myself, but it was never the right time. And I tend to feel like things work out as they should, when they should, but it’s hard to remind yourself of that when you’re stuck in the middle of it all.
So here are the things I grossly underestimated back when I was whining about having to work for someone other than myself, day in and day out. Also: apologies to all of the people to who I may at one point have whined; I’m better now.
Thoughts on Freelancing
You always see these in the backs of the in-flight magazines and for the life of me I don’t know how anyone can find them useful…at least the domestic-oriented ones. What a mess.
Messy AF: Airline “Where We Fly” Maps
Recently, while trying to win an argument about Dragons, I started thinking about my high school mascot. Fair warning, this post is going to get nerday. This all started because, in my opinion, Hollywood parades Wyverns all over their movies as if they are Dragons.
Of Dragons and Wyverns and my High School Mascot
When we decided to go explore the National Mall last night (husband wanted to explore photography options, I wanted gelato) we weren’t expecting things to be so downright busy.
The National Mall at Night
I hate homogeneity in my food: I hate it when every bite is the same flavor and texture as the last. There’s a place for mac and cheese, mashed-potatoes-as-a-meal, and etcetera, but most days, I get bored with eating something if more than three bites are carbon copies of each other.
Favorites: The Open Sandwich
We’re having a bit of a theme here this week. This is… approximate time it takes me to get ready to go for a run based on the temperature outside.
Time Spent Getting Ready vs. Temperature When Trying To Go For A Run
To placate my Fitbit, I’ve had to be out a lot more on the running/walking/biking trails around my house. So in case you ever wondered what I think about while running, below you will find the alignments of the creatures and things you meet while out running.
Alignments of Creatures and Things you Meet While Running
If there’s one thing I miss about working in an office, it’s having a gigantic whiteboard on-hand.
I bought a FitBit Charge HR today so I suppose that title isn’t entirely accurate (yet), though it may well be in short order.
Dr. Datalove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fitbit
Oh my goodness, do I love Plated. Love love love them. That image up there? I made that: Blackberry Crumble with homemade whipped cream. Amazing.