Hi there! It's been a long little while since I posted anything here on the blog. But today's post is pretty special.
Since last September, I started actively looking to "figure out" what my new career move was going to be. I've freelanced for myself for the last 13 years and the only thing I really knew was that I wanted a bigger challenge now than I had been doing with my freelance work while raising my kids.
Since they are both a bit older now, independent and with their own active schedules I decided it was time to start looking. What I was looking for, I wasn't entirely sure. I had a lot of un-answered questions. Would I continue to freelance? Would I work in-house as a graphic designer, art director or creative director? Should I work at an agency? A design firm? Should I pursue part-time? Full-time? So. Many Variables.
Almost immediately, in September/October of last year I started working. At first I worked with a non-profit as a volunteer designer for a few months to get my feet wet and see what my time constraints for work were. I worked with them for several months before I decided that I wanted to take the time that I was using to volunteer to see what would happen if I jumped in and started in on applying for jobs. The response was overwhelming. I had many, many interviews, in all types of environments and creative/marketing positions. I turned a couple of jobs down, just because they didn't feel right. I even took on a semi-long term full-time freelance position at a marketing firm - where I went so far as to hire a babysitter to help with before and after school duties. It too didn't feel right. As fate would have it, during this super busy transitional time, an email popped into my in-box.