Friday, September 17, 2010
A New Chapter
It's going to be a crazy ride, folks! I've managed to land myself another job!!!
I've been in talks with the company for ages (since about two days after I was let go from my other job – and that felt good!), but I just officially started this week. It's with Canadian House & Home, and it's a freelance position with two titles, Editor, Special Interest Publications, and Consulting Editor. That essentially means I'll be the editor on the two special issues the company produces, as well as oversee some stories for the regular issues.
I'm absolutely thrilled! I'll be working with a great team and a great mag, three days a week for the most part.
That allows me to take care of myself. I'd like to take on some more clients once things settle down with this client, and I get a handle on what I'm doing for them. I'm looking forward to exploring the freelance life, but it's meant exploring things I know nothing about, like tax rules and getting an accountant, and getting used to tracking my mileage and keeping all my receipts. I'm also going to have to look into drug coverage through the government once my medical benefits through my old company run out.
Right now though, I'm just getting used to getting up early so I can get downtown on time! Last night I slept for almost 12 hours playing catchup! And while I'm at work and sitting at a desk all day, I'm determined to get out for 1/2 hour at lunchtime to move around and during the day to walk to people's desks when possible rather than just call them. Despite that, I was still really quite sore by yesterday, the third day at work this week.
Rheumatoid arthritis, I really would rather not be having a relationship with you!!