The Day I Quit My 9-5


Last Friday I did what I never thought I’d have the guts to do, I gave notice at my day job to pursue freelance design full time. For years I’ve always created excuses for myself to not chase my dreams; I’m too busy, there’s not enough money in my savings, it’s not the right time, I won’t get enough work in the door, I’ll fail. I’ve been constantly putting up mental roadblocks to prevent me from doing what I’ve always wanted to do, work for myself. I’m not sure where the courage came from but suddenly on Thursday night after having another talk with Aaron about how awesome it would be to freelance full-time I got the urge to say, “I’m just going to do it. I’m just going to put in my notice tomorrow.” So I did it. I called my creative director that night(he’s out of town for 3 weeks for a shoot so I couldn’t do it in person) and I let him know that I’d be putting my notice in the next day to chase my dreams. He was happy for me and sad of course but after I got off the phone I was a crying mess. Not only because I’m terrified/excited/scared but because I’ve been so grateful for the opportunity to learn and work at the agency. It’s been a huge stepping stone for me and I wouldn’t have the knowledge and skills without any of the talented people there. They’ve really been like family to me.

September 30th marks my last day of having a steady paycheck. I’ll head off to Designer Vaca to get a nice break and will start working for myself full-time on October 6th. I can’t wait! It’s been a long time coming but I feel ready to take this next step for myself and I’m so excited to continue designing and working with other small business’s. With that being said, I’ll be making some more changes around this website, launching something fun in October and I’ll also be focusing on this blog a lot more. So stay tuned for more fun posts and work.

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Thank you all so much for your kindness and support as I take this huge leap ๐Ÿ™‚

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