Dramatic enough for you? It's true though, today I'm no longer employed, I'm self-employed. It's going to take few weeks to settle in, but when it does it should hopefully feel very different.
A couple of things are going to make the transition easier:
- Work want me to come back part-time as a contractor/consultant. It's far fewer hours than I do now, but at a far better rate, so it'll give me a chance to acclimatise myself to being on my own more, as I can wean myself off office life to some degree. Plus the money will help, allowing us to survive a bit better or give me longer to get the company off the ground.
- I'm due a pay rise at work, back-dated to August, it looks like it going to be around £680 after tax, and will turn up at the end of June, again the money will be welcome.
I'm trying to have the weekend mostly off (though I've been checking my email compulsively as usual, and I've corrected the German rules for It's Alive! on my website again). Monday will be the big kick-off. I've arranged to see Paul on Wednesday for playtesting, before then I want to print some more cards for Network to try out a new idea. I'm going to create a spreadsheet of all my submissions. Until now I've been fairly cavalier about managing them, but with the vast number I've received over the last week I need to be a bit more organised.
That's it from me for the moment, I'll let you know how Monday goes...