Joyfully jobless since June 24, 2011
It’s been 2 months since, thank goodness, I no longer have a job. Today, I want to share some of what that means for you. 5 things, really.
Quick sum-up (skip to the next paragraph if you already know this or aren’t interested). From 2004-2011, I worked as the Web Editor for CHIEF Supply, a national distributor of public safety equipment. It was a good job, but I needed to take on new challenges that could not be met through my job. On June 24, 2011, I resigned my position, not to be woefully unemployed but to be, as the awesome Barbara Winter would put it, “joyfully jobless“. I love being an independent writer and editor, helping organizations with writing, content, websites and online marketing.
What this means for you
Over the last few years, more and more people have inquired about working with me on copywriting, freelance assignments, and other projects. Owing to the responsibilities of my full-time job, I was unable to make sufficient time to successfully pursue most of them.
Now that’s changed. Here are some things changing, and what that means for you:
- More writing, editing and online content development for your publication or organization. With so many amazing stories to tell, I know I can never tell them all. But I’d love to tell yours. From articles to website copy, books to business communication, I’m excited to help publications and organizations tell their stories and get their messages across. If you want to discuss a project or assignment, please contact me.
- For fellow lovers of craft beer, the Northwest, food, writing, editing, homebrew and travel, more original blog content. With so many amazing things happening in these areas every day, I’m stoked to be able to share more with you. Expect more original content here, discussing what’s cool and true and rocking in food, beer and my adopted Pacific Northwest home. Subscribe and/or follow antsaint on Twitter.
- Need a good book to read? I’ll also keep you up-to-date on progress for my urban fantasy travel adventure novel. Speaking of: right now we’re at 60,000 words of an expected 90,000, or about 350-360 pages. I have one more act to draft, and an agent is interested in the book. More to come; like my Facebook page for updates.
- More fun and awesomociousness. “Awesomocious” is a great word one of my wife’s violin students coined. It’s awesome, precious, ferocious, packed with excitement—and there are so many awesome stories to tell. I hope you have just as much fun experiencing them, as I do in bringing them to you.
- Better website and more cool stuff for you. I’m working on a revamp of Antsaint.com. It needs it; I made some changes a while back, but it’s time for some further improvements on the design. As I work on the site and my novel, this will also help me bring more cool things for you, from stories to sample chapters to food, beer, and travel guides.
No more job, but lots of work
I may no longer have a “job,” but I have plenty of work to do. I have a career, a path, things I care about and want to share. There are folks to work with, to help them along with their goals, and there are so, so many stories to tell.
This is the best career move I have ever made, and I look forward to sharing more of our amazing world—its food and drink, its faraway lands and our amazing Pacific Northwest—with you.
Here’s to all your stories.