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Jan072019

Thriving in a Gig Economy

I think I was gigging before it was a "thing." I have had the opportunity to work with SO MANY different people, encounter so many different corporate cultures with all the freelancing I have done in the past 12-15 years. And it's been FUN. I think the biggest drawback (besides slogging through tax season) is that I have to reign myself in at new gigs. I have a million, "You want to do [new thing]?! I totally once worked on a similar kind of [project/photo shoot/ talent aquisition project/ photoshop challenge]" stories but I imagine I can get annoying. I have literally been there, done that in many different scenarios.

Maybe it's watching The Office series one too many times with my teen-aged kids but sometimes, I find myelf wishing I had a 9 to 5 job. I like break-neck speed projects and marketing campaigns with open-ended creativity but I also like a routine. I remember waiting to have coffee until I got into the office way back when I worked a regular 9 to 5. However, I have been so lucky in this "gig economy." One of my other challenges? Keeping up with this blog. I feel like I have to hang on to this antique from another era because I park my social media portfolio here. I don't even bother posting all of my AM Northwest live appearances here anymore because they AM Northwest is kind enough to invite me back as a guest so often. I know my segments are out there in the internet ether if someone really wants to look. In the meantime, I will have my coffee in front of my computer in my pajamas while I work on my latest gig.

So, if you have stopped here after checking out my social media portfolio, just give me a call. I can fill you in on the details of the many job experiences I have under my belt. In short, I enjoy working, I am fun to work with, I have a lot of creative energy and I think I am ready to settle into an office environment. Maybe.

 

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