It's a great day to hang out by the pool with friends and family and enjoy some homemade food. That's what I'll be doing today. It'll be a fantastic close to what will hopefully be a milestone week in our family's life.
As of this week I'm going independent with my career.
I've long held a small number of clients and provided technical consulting and support for organizations that can't justify a full time staff member. I'm going to expand that work, dedicate more time to writing here, and start learning how to develop software in order to bring some of the ideas I have to market. There'll be plenty more to share about going independent as I start to walk this risky tightrope and learn how to balance it. I may fall but I'm confident that I'll be able to sustain it.
I couldn't even think of taking this step without Courtney's amazing support and belief in me and all the encouragement that friends of mine have given me over the last 6 months or so as I've started to seriously consider this path. If you read this site right now, you're part of a very small handful of people and I thank you for your support. I can't wait to share more and see what's to come.