The past 3 days have been quite tumultuous, but remarkably – I’ve approached each one with a smile on my face.
I was laid off on Friday. In this economy one might be freaked out. And yet, I’m not.
I’ve been contemplating for a while what it might be to work for myself and set up my own business. Now seems like the time to give it a shot. I’ve got about 3 weeks of pay left from my old job until I’m completely on my own, so there’s no time like now to start.
So, I sit here at almost 11 PM on Sunday night setting up my new computer and designing a business card for a Kinko’s run in the morning. I’ve got calls to make tomorrow and even a proposal or two to put together. I’m even speaking on a panel at a conference this week.
I’m oddly calm and feeling not-quite-freaked-out.
So tomorrow is the first day of business for van Hilst Communications. Wish me luck. Send me client referrals. And keep an eye out for cool things to come.