I failed, wonderfully, attempting to launch my nonprofit, AvianAssist at the Strange Folk Festival this weekend. “Failed wonderfully”, because I’ve tended to learn more when things go wrong, than when they go right.
Launching AvianAssist with a photo opportunity at the Strange Folk Festival was overly ambitious for several reasons:
I had my first day working a 9-5 office job on June 29. It’s been a little over a month now.
I had a lot of good clients as a WordPress web-designer and freelancer, and with the burned out anger feelings fading into the past, I’m better able to appreciate all the wonderful people and other small businesses who were the reason why I “made it” for over five years without having a “real job”. I learned invaluable “soft” and demonstrable skills during these past five years, thanks to everything! The further away from freelancing for full time income I mentally get, the more grateful for awesome people and good I feel.
My main take-away from the first 30 days of working a 9-5 job is that this was the right decision at the right time for me to make. In accepting my current position, I do not have any qualms about going with my intuition, curiosity, and logic. It’s been a surprisingly easy transition in all ways.
Finding a job is like finding your keys, it’s always the last place you look. For the first time in over five years, I can have hobbies again.
I have honestly been missing being in an office. Working 100% from home since last October has been challenging, although at first fun. I miss working as part of a team on bigger and more complex projects than what I can accomplish alone. Recently, as I’ve started exploring the local St. Louis job market, I’ve discovered that I am passionate about online training….
Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth on listing prices for WordPress websites.
A few months ago, I made up some base web-design packages, and thought that I had everything perfected. I even purchased a webdesign cost estimation plugin, and set it up.
However, when nobody in a certain field lists prices, there is usually a reason….