Today, I tweeted the following:
I just quit something. Guess what it was? HINT: Starts with a “J” and rhymes with “schmob.”
Some people responded with “Congrats!” and some with “Congrats?,” and some with other various questions. I figured I’d explain myself here to put it all out there. Apologies for the meta-ness!
For the past ten years or so, I’ve worked as a copywriter for various companies in various industries. My most recent position was working for a women’s clothing company, and before that it was a construction company. So yeah, I’m pretty flexible.
My current(ly ending) position could have gone on indefinitely, but the fact of the matter is that it is no longer fun. I know it’s a terrible economy and I should be worried about paying bills, but I’m just not. I want to have fun, travel, write things I want to write, and most of all, I want to focus on Skepchick, Boston Skeptics, and The Skeptics’ Guide. I wholeheartedly believe that each of those projects is important and deserving of focusâ€”focus I can’t give while working (and commuting) 12 hours a day, Monday through Friday.
Will I go hungry? Maybe! I have savings, occasional freelance jobs, and a crafty way about me, so I suspect I’ll survive. What’s important is that I’ll be pursuing the goal I laid out at the beginning of the year: to rock even harder than ever before.
More news is coming soon about my immediate future and the future of my various projects. In the meantime, just know that I’m now going to be a full-time skeptic, so no, I’m not quitting SGU, I’m not shutting down Skepchick, and Boston Skeptics in the Pub will continue!