Thursday, 23 July 2009

A freelance what?

"So, I hear you're leaving us?" Sam half stated, half asked.
"I am indeed", I replied.
"Where are you going to?"
"Um, I don't know! I haven't got another job, if that's what you mean."
"Hey, that's... brave!"
"Yeah, I'm getting a lot of people telling me I'm brave. Either that or foolhardy!"
"Yes, some would say foolhardy."

When he said he thought I was brave, did he really mean to say I was foolhardy?

When people ask me what I'm going to do when I leave Hope, I tend to respond by saying I'm not sure. I'm trying to get into the habit of saying I'm going to be 'freelance'. "A freelance what?" usually comes the reply. It's a fair question. By way of an answer to this I feel like the woodwork student who is asked by his teacher what it is he is making:

"I'm making a portable", replies the student.
"A portable what?", asks the teacher.
"I don't know yet... I've only made the handles!"


  1. Nothing foolhardy about a need to change something in life. Its more foolhardy to carry on with something you are not happy with.

    From handles a door could grow.

    Good luck in whatever you do in the future.

  2. Does it really matter what anyone else thinks? If it's right for you (which it is otherwise you wouldn't have done it) then that's what really matters.

  3. Jump, Matthew, jump... Both feet off the ground!

    E. x

  4. I'm jumping, I'm jumping! It's like having my very own support group...!

    Thanks for the supportive comments!

  5. I think you're right to go. Academia sounds like a right rat race nowadays! At least you'll be able to pursue your passions.