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Year Three.

Today is my 3rd workiversary! Three years ago today was the first day I worked, full-time, for nobody but me. 

In keeping with tradition, here's what I've learned over the last year, and what I hope the next year will bring. (Here's year 2 and year 1).

Two Years of Self-Employment

August 31, 2014 marks two years since I made the big leap: I quit my full-time day job to venture out on my own as a full-time me.  It's been a bumpy but satisfying two years.  I'm going to be in the Dominican Republic that day (woo!) so I'm here a bit early to reflect.
 

What I've Learned

I covered some of this territory last year, so what's new since then?  

My budget & me.

When I left my day job last fall, I knew one thing:  I needed to make money work for me.  I heard horror stories about freelancers who lived at their desks, who worked through vacations, who stared at rent day in fear.  To evacuate the cozy lifeboat of my full-time job, I needed a lifejacket. Or swimming lessons. (Oh, man, we are entering serious extended metaphor territory; I'm not sorry.)

Elsewhere.

Laura Holway McGinley was kind enough to interview me for her blog about artists, creativity, makin' money, etc. 

Check out the interview and while you're there, browse!  It's a great blog.  She's been at it for two years now, so it's got a ton of content.

Some highlights:

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