I’d like to take a few blog posts to explain why, after two years of full-time employment, I am yearning for my old life as a freelance writer. The first idea I’d like to get across is that freelance writing, however scary it may be at times, is a completely sovereign activity. That’s the first and most important reason why I loved it, why I now miss it. I miss my sovereignty as a freelance writer and realize I have desperately been trying to recreate it with my blogs in my spare time. I don’t care if I only make $1 per month as a freelancer, as long as I am doing it again.
What brought this on? I was reading this just now after reading the new Seth Godin ebook, “What Matters Now.”
I realize I cannot extol the virtues of Seth Godin in all corporate environments. Some dig it while the cultures of some companies don’t make for happy, energetic, and creative environments. But I can do that on my own as a freelancer! I can enjoy Seth’s ideas all I want when I’m on my own. I can even fit reading Seth’s blog into my actual workday as something that adds value to my experience. But in some corporate environments, people just don’t get this.
I am really loving Seth’s new ebook today and stopped at Hugh Macleod’s entry in it, which took me to his website…and I realize I live my life more in the Hugh Macleod way than in the corporate sheep way. I think I’ll be buying Ignore Everybody later.
But first, I have to get to work. Creativity time is over so I can go make a CEO richer.