Getting back on the horse

Today, I was a woman on a mission. I was on the phone, calling contacts, catching up, updating my resume, getting plans going. I’ve never thought of myself as a “networking” kind of person–the whole concept seems really fake until I realize it’s all about calling on the people I know to see what they can do to help me. And I’ve been so pleased with the outpouring of help so far. A former co-worker at my (no longer) current employer is going to recommend me to all the development houses she works with. A former supervisor (who is the world’s most supreme networker) will spread my resume—and recommend me personally—to the development houses and recruiters that he knows. A former co-worker at my last company (actually, now the one before last) is ready to hire me for freelance work and is calling other departments to recommend me for projects.

So, I have faith that I will get plenty of freelance work, and I know that in the long run, things will work out just fine. However, I am an impatient thing, and I want to know NOW how things will work out so that I can relax and enjoy whatever time off work I’m going to have.

I was so busy today, in fact that IĀ  neglected to take a picture of my latest WIP, the Kathryn Alexander hat. And it was such a sunny beautiful day! Perfect for photographing knitwear in progress. Maybe this weekend….

And thanks again for the good wishes. They really do help!

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2 Responses to “Getting back on the horse”

  1. I know what you mean about wanting to know exactly what’s going to happen, NOW. It’s hard to be in that state of uncertainty. I’m so glad that you’ve got so many wonderful people pulling for you in active and productive ways!

    OK, now you’ve got me dying to see that hat. Remember, I’m living vicariously here šŸ™‚ Thanks for popping by — coming up with a list of just 10 was utterly impossible for me, and I knew you’d understand my machinations to get all the important people in šŸ™‚

  2. Best, best wishes for the freelancing. I’m working on a freelance project from home today, on my regular day off from the writing-in-an-office job, and what a good day it is.

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