Taking Chances with No Regrets
On May 29th, I started a new path I thought I'd never take; I became a full-time freelancer. Many of you may know me, so you've heard me talk about this idea for a few years but I finally made the decision.
How did I come to this decision? I'm not 100% sure. It's something I've been afraid of, but I thought to myself, "why not?". Over the years I've met and worked with some amazing people. I've learned a lot from them and I am very grateful.
Moving forward, I'm still going to do development work but move my focus more away from CMS-driven marketing sites and heavier on campaign-driven applications. I'll likely still be working with CMSs like Wordpress or Drupal, but I want to learn new techniques like site generators, Ruby, APIs and new processes that allow me to work as efficiently as possible.
Along the way I also hope to work with some talented people with whom I can share my experiences and learn from theirs. I mentioned this before, I plan to continue to blog once a week, sharing new ideas, thoughts and tools I've learned as well as projects I hope to be a part of.
For now I plan to work from my home office (which is actually my living room). It's pretty tiny, but it works. I'll also work from local coffee shops such as Omaha Bicycle Co. and Aromas to name a few. Since I now office out of my house, I wanted to share my setup. I re-arranged my living room/office to help me get a window view while working.
Stay in touch as I make this journey. Salute and here's to changes.
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