I have parted ways with my current employer. All about the math.
Revenue needed, clients can't commit, salaries to be paid, time ticking, I was most exposed.
And...there you go.
Not entirely unexpected, which is why I've been entertaining freelance opportunities. I will admit my heart has not been in it lately at work...slowly, slowly realizing after having a second child that priorities continue to tilt and spin as life evolves. And that what seemed "good enough" perhaps wasn't.
Don't get me wrong; I am grateful for the flexibility I was allowed. I'm thrilled with all that I learned. It's made me significantly more qualified for the current day. I am much more valuable now than when I walked in that door.
I am lucky to have remained in contact with good, smart people. It's time to make a change and do something that is more fitting. In other words...I'm not going back to an agency.(Okay...maybe on a project basis, to make some cash...hey, we have bills to pay!) But not in a client-management, day-to-day role.
This is my opportunity to change for good, to get more time at home with the kids, to never have to feel stressed about my priorities being in the right place.
I'm ready to crack the code somehow. Wish me luck!