Today is the day after Labor Day, which in my day, was always the first day of the new school year. Coincidently, it is my first day of self-employment.
It is now 6:30am, and traditionally, right about now, I'd be getting ready to go to work after a long weekend. But today I sit here at my desk, typing away for a few minutes before tackling my to-do list. Somehow I thought being my own boss would mean more time to do the things I want to do, but instead, it means scrambling to do twice as much. No work = no money. Funny how that working thing works. It's not like graphic design is saving lives, but it pays my bills and feeds the cat. And you don't want to be around my cat when she is hungry. It ain't pretty.
As with all new beginnings, some things change. A lot of things are going to change. One of them is this blog. I'll tell you something: two years ago I made the decision to make things around here a little less personal, because 1. It really sucked to get negative feedback on stuff I made or thought or said that came from a personal place, and 2. I got some bad advice from someone who told me I would attract more readers if I catered my content to appeal to the lowest common-denomiator.
Lessons on that: 1. People who are the most anxious to give advice are usually the least qualified to give it, and 2. Who the hell cares?