Sheryl asked me this week whatever happened to that guy who signed me up as an independent contractor for new media design work.
You know, now that I think about it, that was really kind of a turning point for me.
At the time, I was in the midst of the LSM redesign, so I didn’t immediately contact him to ask for work. Once I got done with the LSM site, I was glad to have time for my own projects again, so I still didn’t call. After a while, I realized that I enjoyed having time in the evenings to do my own personal projects, and that being asked to sign up for contract work was enough of an ego boost to keep me going for some time.
I’d still like to get away from the bank gig eventually, of course, but it’s no longer a major priority for me. Maybe someday, after we pop out a little Schnuthie Junior, I can take on one of those part-time web design gigs like I used to pass up in favor of paying rent (or, these days, the mortgage payment).
Until then, I at least know that I’m good enough, I’m smart enough — and doggone it, at least *one* design company out there likes me.