My New Year’s Resolutions As a Freelancer

Posted: January 6th, 2010

Photo by Lucas Janin (Flickr)

Photo by Lucas Janin (Flickr)

It’s that time again; the beginning of the year where you reflect on the year before and see what could have been done better. For some reason this new year seems a little different though.

I don’t know whether it’s the new decade, which makes you reflect on that whole Y2K era, or the fact that decades all of a sudden fly by before you know it. Or maybe it’s the curiosity of what is in store for 2020 since we’ve come a long way in the past ten years.

Anyway, since New Year’s resolutions generally focus around self-improvement, more specifically work and your weight, I’m going to publish my own right here for all to see in hopes that I complete each and every one of them.

So without further ado.

I resolve to finally realize I can take a vacation tomorrow or the next day or even the next.

I resolve to stand up and scream “Hallelujah!” at the top of my lungs for each email I send in hopes my neighbors can convince me to cut back my time spent on it.

I resolve to stand up and scream “Homey don’t play that!” for every tweet I send in hopes that my neighbors force me into an insane asylum so I’ll have a good excuse to stay off of Twitter.

I resolve to take the high road and bite my tongue the next time a client decides to be a jerk and yell at me. That is, the little nub that is left of my tongue.

I resolve to save my receipts this time.

I resolve to open a help desk and charge for all the email and call support I give out to clients on a regular basis.

I resolve to to edit my contract and put in 72 pt red bold caps that UPDATES AND CHANGES WILL INCURĀ  ADDITIONAL CHARGES.

I resolve to work on a beach in Jamaica and say hi to Yuwanda.

I resolve to follow my own advice.

I resolve to brag to all my friends (and neighbors) and fully enjoy the fact that I don’t have a “real” job.

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Johnny is the founder of The Freelance Rant and a freelance web programmer with 8 years in the business. Have a visit at his company Oscarrr!web or see what he's up to on Twitter.

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