Sometimes I daydream about what I'd like my "real life" to be. In that "real life" I have a family and a house with a backyard where I grow vegetables I pick and cook for that family. I imagine two kids (they're usually about 3 and 5 in the mental image), a second dog, a fireplace . . . a studio for my knitting business and an outdoor office area where I can work on my computer while still sitting outside. Maybe this future me will learn to quilt and make heirloom blankets that our descendants will cherish. Maybe she'll start a small business that lives on well after her life is over, and makes the world a slightly better place than it now is. It's all still hazy but it's starting to take shape.
And I've taken the first step to get there: Last Friday was my last day at my last full-time job. As of now, I'm self-employed.
Saying that is incredibly powerful and empowering, but also really really scary. I'm excited for the future and can't wait to show you what I've been working on. I have so many plans and projects lined up that I can't wait to dive into!
You're probably wondering how I'm going to be paying the bills. While Chiagu won't be my full-time gig, it will certainly be a large part of my day-to-day life. Programming will also continue being a large part of my life, which brings me to the plug:
If you (or someone you know) need a freelance programmer, please get in touch! I am primarily a PHP programmer and my specialty is customizing and extending Wordpress. You can find out more about my programming skills on my personal site, ivetetecedor.com.
I've got tons of stuff already under way and I'm going to be blogging more to document my life. This space will still be almost exclusively about knitting, but I'm going to also tell you about my day-to-day life more and share the cool projects I'm working on at the moment.
I hope you'll enjoy the journey with me as I work towards being the person I described above. I promise that if nothing else, it will be an interesting ride.