Arif Rafhan, a close friend of mine, recently quit his full time job at an IT company where he was also a partner in to concentrate on, of all things, doodling.This is a person who has an extraordinary mutant-like talent for drawing and art but had been fully and gainfully employed for more than ten years in a field totally different. 306 more words
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(This post is one of a series. I’m basically publishing an entire book, section by section. If parts of the post below are unclear to you, or you’ve found your way right into the middle of a thickening plot, reading previous posts will catch you up. 816 more words
When you’re self-employed, every day is Wednesday.
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This feeling of absolute responsibility for the outcome of my working life was a new feeling. It dawned on me that before I quit my job at 32, I had never really experienced a self-directed period of my life in which I was actually trying to accomplish something.
My last official working day was 21.5.2014. Unemployment was not a lifestyle choice but it sure was an experience, mainly of a hideous bureaucratic nature that I don’t wish to have to repeat ever again. 613 more words