Well, something had to go… I have a few website clients who need my services for an hour or two every month, a few more who need an hour or two every six months, and sundry unpaid commitments (such as my own weekly MacTips, and this blog) that I’m not giving up.
Then I have one major writing project underway: rewriting the website for a government department, another major writing project that’s supposed to be in progress, and an idea for a book I’d like to write. And I regularly work 10 to 15 hours per week as Web Maestro for CommunityNet Aotearoa, work I’ve been doing for six years now.
So after much thought I’ve resigned from the Web Maestro position, hoping to free up time for the other, better paid projects.
It’s scary, as that regular work gave me a good base income and there was always work to be done, but on the other hand I’ve been struggling for the last couple of years to fit everything in, and there are opportunities I haven’t (yet) followed up, because time was just too short.
I feel a little more free now, after committing myself to this decision. I was even able to start work today on the second writing project I mentioned above: Part 2 of the Webguide.
It’ll be a month or so yet before the pattern of my daily life changes — I need to give a few weeks’ notice — but the anticipation is already energising me. Hooray.