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Standing Up Never Felt So Good

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Nov. 1st, 2006 | 07:07 pm

Today, Laura's mother went to the beach for a few days, and Laura and Jim went to work. I had the house to myself and got a lot of work done.

Yesterday, I worked on my PDF portfolio all day and got the first part done, which is the part that goes out with my job applications. The second part will be the print part for in-interview viewing. Today I put it to use.

I applied for four more jobs, one being federal, one county, one in-house, and one design firm. In addition to those, I followed up on my other resume submissions with the portfolio and an inquiry on the status of the job opening.

When that was out of the way, I went ahead and created all of my online profiles across the various design organizations and design job engines. Those will be less likely to solicit a full-time job as they will freelance work.

One of my professors told me I shouldn't even get a job, but I should just freelance. I am covered by Laura's state health and dental, so if I handled enough clients and contract jobs from design firms, I could make a pretty decent payroll. The only downside to that idea is office space. I have too many distractions at the house here.

Tomorrow I have to physically drop off one of my applications. I'll do that on the way home from the Family History Center. I have been wanting to get back there and do some more genealogy, but I've been too busy with jumping through hoops for job appplications.

I feel liberated right now, though my back hurts from sitting in a chair 12 hours a day.

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