Friday, March 21, 2008

I Gotta Wear Shades

A long, long time ago, I made a decision about my future. And on the 67th day of no running, I quit my job.


There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.

While I have wanted to work for myself for AGES, it didn't become crystal clear that I could make it happen until I was forced to stop running. So I have a torn (but not quite as torn as it used to be!) peroneal tendon to thank for this. Today is the first day of a bright future for me!

I have a refurbished, snazzy laptop AND a business license -- let the games begin. I have my own domain on the web (soon to be disclosed!) and I have designed my new business cards. I have the blessing of my CPA and Chasen's full support. I even have a "starter job" from my as-of-today former boss. I have three leads for other work. Now it's time to pound the pavement (if only I could do it in my Brooks....)

24 comments:

Arland said...

Wow, good luck on the new venture Susan. Just think, once you get back to running you can let your self off to run anytime you want. Ha, it usually doesn't work that way though, if there is work to be done you will be working harder than ever because its your business. Good luck!!

PLANET3RRY said...

Holy Quick Trigger Bat Woman, I didn't know it was coming THIS soon.

Rock On! This is awesome. You are going to do wonderfully! As soon as you "disclose" your link, I am going to pimp you up on my site!

CewTwo said...

I thought you were going to wait for today! I am so pleased for you, Susan!

Wow! I'll have to let this sink in, but Wow!

IrishBlue said...

Wow, that's awesome that you took that leap. It's not an easy one, but I have every confidence that you'll do fantastic! I'm so excited for you!!

Sunshine said...

Here's to light at the end of the tunnel.. and your adventure!!

Dawn said...

Way to go, Susan!! I am so proud for you. I know you will make this work beautifully.

Maddy said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! You are going to do great! Congratulations on taking the leap! I couldn't be prouder of you or more happy for you!

I can't wait to hear the details!

gabsatrucker said...

Congrats on your own business!! You're going to do fantastic. By the way, I heard your comment on the 2g1b podcast Thurs. night--I'm a little behind on some of the podcasts ;-)--sounded great.

jeanne said...

congratulations!!! this is my dream too. such wonderful news.

peter said...

Good Luck! I'm sure you'll do great.

lizzie lee said...

Susan, I wish you the best. It is a great step and sometimes we wonder if it is the right thing, but the independence you'll get is priceless. What kind of business you do? Spread the voice among your blogger friends and we'll help if in our hands....

Again, the best for you

sincere-lee
lizzie lee

Bev said...

What! You go girl! That is so totally cool and so gutsy. No doubt you will do great and land some wonderful projects. Continue to think outside the box!

Sunshine said...

Thanks for the nice encouragement.
Wishing you a good week.

Running Knitter said...

Congrats! Good luck!

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Susan, Nice blog! I just wanted to say hello.

You are an amazing woman for going out and starting your own business. I'd love to do that!!!!

I just wanted to mention to you that I've been doing a procedure called prolotheraphy for my foot. It is used to strengthen tendons and ligaments-no surgery involved! I used to run in major pain-now it's unbelievable! I'm running long distances again. the only thing that is stopping me is the sun and heat not my foot! I used to run 6 miles a day and in september I was down to 2.5 miles and crying in pain the entire way! Check it out-it might help you!!

http://prolotherapy.com/

Southbay Girl of Planet Ynnep Running

MarathonChris said...

Congrats on the new job, you entrepreneur you!!! You are going to rock - looking forward to hearing more.

The future is so bright....

ShirleyPerly said...

TERRIFIC!!! Of course, I knew this was coming since we'd talked about this offline before but I wasn't sure when it was going to happen. I love working for myself and am sure you will too. Way to go on taking the big step!

Petraruns said...

Honey honey honey! Well done! I knew I needed to get back online!

Chief Wahoo said...

Congrats on taking the leap!

Casdok said...

Wow, all sounds very positive!

P.O.M. said...

I just quoted today - it's never too late to change! Best wishes with you new adventures :)

kim said...

What a brave woman!!! Good for you, I hope it all works out for the best.

Gordon said...

It takes a someone with special character and some guts to do what you have done. I admire you for it. I could never strike out on my own.

What courage! Of course, being your own boss, means you can wear your Brooks anyday of the week (at least after you get the boot off).

Brava!

Gordon
www.runtodisney.com

Jade Lady said...

So, this is what Petra was talking about in a post I just read! So cool!