Day 1: Something New
Day 1 of being Self Employed.
Sometimes you just need to walk out the door to have a good look around. This was something I'd been saying for a couple weeks, and today was the day to start.
I woke early to join the gentlemen's breakfast. Jumping of bed [much] earlier then normal, I felt like I was weightless. The anticipation had let up, and excitement filled its place. As I sat around the breakfast table, I looked at my colleagues of yesterday and knew how their day is going to go. A group of sons, fathers, husbands and all around big brained technical enthusiasts will jump into the office and solve infrastructure problems for their customers. Today is the first day that I will not be joining them, which carries along a note of sadness. I loved working with these people. They are great people.
Having been fortunate enough to spend the last 4 years in a rapidly growing tech integrator and service provider, my role has been placed directly between those who make great technology and those who need it. To listen to the voice of the customer and provide guidance. Being focused entirely on infrastructure and operations, though, frustration had set in. Working on similar problems across many environments meant that I was challenged to find the time and passion to learn. My work had ceased to be fun.
Today, I've started something different. I am taking more time to absorb everything around me. Taking more time to learn and become passionate. Taking more time to read, and more time to be inspired. I will not be afraid to ask for help, and I will learn how to turn nervousness into productivity. Today, I will learn something new, and then use that skill to put food on my table.
So how was Day 1? A well balanced day of emotion, and it felt great.