It’s been a busy week. What has probably been the longest break I’ve taken between posts (4 days) has also been one of my busiest weeks since starting my company 4 years ago. Not that I’m complaining though – it’s a positive reassurance that going full time was the right decision. Y’know, like that feeling that everything’s going to be just fine. It feels great!
In light of all this freelancerness, I wanted to draw your attention over to the Graphic Design Blog where I am the latest specimen under examination as part of a weekly segment called ‘Freelancer Focus’. The Graphic Design Blog is a great site to get insight and perspective on graphic design, freelancing, illustration, advertising, and web design, and is run and authored by UK graphic designer Tara. GDB plays a valued part of my RSS design roster (which compliment my entrepreneurial reads), and I’m happy to have my mug featured there. Head over and give it a read!
And on a closing note, I’m thrilled that I picked up my new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS yesterday! I was fortunate to have been able to pick it up two weeks from my ordering time, despite the common two-month waiting list. And the fact that the dealership told me that my model is likely going to be going up in price and will only be available in limited quantities going forward (to be replaced by a Special Edition model) is just icing on the cake. It certainly helps to put more emphasis on the free in ‘freelancer’!
Pictures to be posted soon. Stay tuned.
Update: Here are some pictures taken this morning. Enjoy!
In my post about how to be a better creative writer I prescribed reading more as my #1 tip. And as I fully ramp up into my full-time entrepreneurship, one thing I’m really looking forward to is bulking up my RSS feeds on blogs and sites that surround marketing, design, and of course, entrepreneurship. Not only has frequent blog reading helped me to amass greater knowledge from those who know best, but it’s also helped me connect with like-minded individuals that inspire me with their perspectives on this glorious lifestyle we proudly share.
So as I grow my roster of feeds, I wanted to share with everyone some of my favourite blogs. If you’re an aspiring marketer, designer, entrepreneur (or all three), I recommend that you give these sites a read.
It’s been a great four years but I’m happy to close off this chapter of my life. Through the journey, I’ve come to discover my life’s passions and have been fortunate enough to meet a lot of great people that have helped me realize them. I’ve joked a lot about this $40k piece of paper I’ve now quasi-deservingly earned, but in reality, it represents some of the greatest assets I am proud to say I own today.
My home away from home for the past 4 years.
As of 10:23 am, I’m a deskless, 9-5-less, ambitioned-filled, full-time professional entrepreneur (if there is such a thing). I’m a free man!
To give more purpose to this post beyond letting out a rare and sappy rant, I thought I would jot down a list of to-do’s to jump start the celebration.