Nearly five months today I left my previous employment for the world of freelance development. There hasn’t been a single person who hasn’t commented how much happier I am and I couldn’t agree more. I’ve loved every minute of the past five months freelancing and I’m looking forward to 2010 heading into it in a really good place.
2010 for me will be a mix of some (hopefully all) of the following:
Bringing back the personal projects
It’s time I started spending some time putting some ideas into practice instead of just talking about them all the time. Personal projects I have in the pipeline so far include gaming, Magento and an iPhone app.
Working for the dream client(s)
There are a few of those “dream clients” I’ve always dreamt of doing sites for ever since I first encountered their brand or using their products. This year I’m hoping to work with at least one of these dream clients.
Doing more outside of work/Nottingham
It’d be nice to spend some more time away from Nottingham, even if only for a day to a week at client offices or visiting just to get a feel of other places and other approaches to working. As I didn’t previously spend all that much time away from working before freelance, I’m looking to enjoy my time after work and on the weekends more instead of repeating old patterns.
Here’s to 2010
Here’s to 2010: The Year Of The Freelance and all that comes with it. It’s going to be a great year.