August 3, 2006 at 5:24 pm 2 comments

Today’s my last day on my old job and in my old industry.

Not exactly a job, technically, since I’m a contractor. But the job was making me feel as though I was tied to the company purchasing my services.

And in a sense I was. I wore their public face, if you will. To thousands of colleagues, I was that company.

I worked for other entities as well, but only quietly, in more private ways. Enough to satisfy the IRS that I’m not anyone’s employee, anyhow. Well, that work too is ending, by my choice.

Now that it’s all coming to an end, a good end, I’m mildly astonished at myself and at how simple it is to choose something new. Not easy, but simple – basic – fundamental.

There are two thoughts muddling around in my brain over this. One, that I don’t ever have to work as ANYONE’s employee again. I’ll be getting some training in coming months that will allow me to do a new kind of work, on my own terms.

And two, that there’s a lesson in outlawry in the life I’ve led for years, having a public face and function, and then a private one (or more than one) that’s much different.

I don’t know – it needs more sorting out as yet. All I can say is that I feel like I’m making some real progress for once – and that I’m on the verge of some important new understanding. Or even enlightenment. Something exciting, compelling, something I’ve been looking and waiting for lifelong.

And for tonight, the questions and anticipation are enough. No thinkin’ tonight – I’m celebrating my freedom with Thunder and a pizza.


Entry filed under: Money & Economy, Outlawry, Uncategorized.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cowardly lion  |  August 4, 2006 at 9:19 am

    Cool, Lightning. Congrats on the change(s?), and good fortune.

  • 2. Taran Jordan  |  August 4, 2006 at 10:24 am

    Hey, thanks, CL! Nice to see you here. 😀


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