Things I love about having gone solo
February 02, 2009
Looking back, this has been a crazy past few months. I have gone out on my own and business is starting to trickle in. Back in September when I set out on this journey I knew many things would change in my life. Here are some of the ways I have changed since then.
- University Hours - I have reverted back to my old schedule prior to my workin' man days. Sometimes I work until all hours of the night if a project is due, other days I have breaks to disconnect.
- Telephone Centric - Since I'm working outside of the downtown core the phone has become a lifeline of social activity. I have added a VOIP line so I can talk for free with people all over Canada.
- Tougher Love - A lot of planning needs to go into my projects. Trying to keep on schedule means I need to put the nice guy routine on hold sometimes.
- Seriously Organized - I had to edit my time-tracking script to have it log work for clients directly into their file. My email is all sorted out now too. I even have a server-based address book syncing all devices.
It feels good to be here. In my zen days of university I dreamed of being this organized and having the ability to script some of the business logic. The coming months shall be productive ones.