Goodbye vacation and sick time. Goodbye free massages, computers, and meals. Goodbye quiet office to myself and uninterrupted hours to get my work done. Goodbye friends and coworkers, hallway conversations, funny emails. Goodbye stability.

Goodbye soul-sucking commute. Goodbye not seeing my kids for eight hours a day. Goodbye unrewarding paychecks, not giving a shit, and giving too much of a shit. Goodbye job that stopped being right for me a few years ago, and started being actively wrong for me six months ago.

Yesterday I said goodbye to Workplace. Today I am officially a self-employed freelance writer who works from home.

Hello to dreams coming true.

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Sarah Lena
13 years ago

Proud of you, babe.

You can do this. It won’t be easy, but you can. And you will. Keep your head high.

Nicole
Nicole
13 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations.

Amblus
13 years ago

Congratulations! That is amazing news.

Laura in PA
Laura in PA
13 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!

rachel m.
rachel m.
13 years ago

Congratulations!!! so so happy for you!!

Kizz
13 years ago

Wowee! What a brilliant leap for you. Have fun with it.

typelittlea
typelittlea
13 years ago

CONGRATS! I made the leap in March. My co-worker asked me how I was feeling (i was pregnant and really sick at the time) and I said “liberated”.

Also, now that you don’t work there, i won’t buy their uber expensive iphone app. LOL.

Tiffany
13 years ago

Congratulations! Terrifying, isn’t it? :D You’ll do great!

Susan
13 years ago

YOU GO, GIRL!

Rachel
13 years ago

Wow! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you. I’m also excited to read the book you will now be free to write. Right? :)

Jodifur
13 years ago

Congratulations.

Trina
Trina
13 years ago

So proud of you!

Andrea
Andrea
13 years ago

Wow! You did it. YOU did it!

AbbieBabble
13 years ago

Way to take that leap! Congratulations!

duchessbelle
13 years ago

Congratulations!

Kristen
13 years ago

wow! congratulations!

Melody
13 years ago

Congratulations!! What an exciting step for you and your family.

Angella
13 years ago

I’ve already told you how excited I am for you, but reading this gave me the stupid grin. GO LINDA!

Kelley
Kelley
13 years ago

Holy goosebumps!

Christina
13 years ago

That is awesome though I am a bit sad (totally self serving.) One of the reasons I started reading your blog is that we had something common that I could relate too. A work away from home parent when so many do not work or work at home which is not a choice for me. It is a different life and I know it will be good and CONGRATS!

Mimi
13 years ago

Wow! All the best to you.

Stephanie
13 years ago

Biggest hugest congrats to you. I would love to do the same! Okay, well just the goodbye part – I have no skills to write from home!

Jennie
13 years ago

So proud of you. So inspired by you.

Kate
Kate
13 years ago

Holy cow! Congrats!

Amber
13 years ago

Congratulations! That is AMAZING.

cbrks12
cbrks12
13 years ago

Congrats! So proud of you…what an adventure! :)

samantha jo Campen
13 years ago

WOOOOOOO!

Congrats!

Yasmin
Yasmin
13 years ago

Congratulations! So excited for you!

Karen
Karen
13 years ago

How thrilling! Congratulations!

Jody
13 years ago

Congrats! Can’t wait to read more about your adventures.

Amanda
Amanda
13 years ago

I’m totally inspired. I’m going to do this when baby #2 gets here. Good luck and congratulations.

marilyn
13 years ago

Yes yes yes! As cool as Workplace was in some ways, I am SO happy for you to be saying sayonara to that endless daily commute. It’s just WRONG to have to do that so much, and pay gas money for the privilege. I know self-motivation and setting your own schedule in utter freedom can be tricky to navigate sometimes, but 1) you ran a mother-effing marathon, so you know you have that kind of determination to push yourself and do anything, and 2) FREEDOM! GO YOU.

Katie
Katie
13 years ago

Congratulations, Linda!! That’s great news!

Keely
13 years ago

Congratulations!

Barbara
Barbara
13 years ago

Wahoo! Proud of you!

Nora
Nora
13 years ago

Congrats!

kristylynne
kristylynne
13 years ago

Good for you! I’m a freelance writer too, and it’s the best thing I ever did. 10 years ago this year, and I don’t think I could ever go back to working for The Man.

Nellig
Nellig
13 years ago

Fantastic!

Kate
13 years ago

Congratulations! Cheers to taking active steps toward the future you want.

Kami
Kami
13 years ago

I did this exact thing a couple of years ago. I have never looked back. A couple of small changes in the budget (ok maybe 1) and it’s all good. I highly doubt you will ever regret this. Good luck. More blog posts now right? Yours is one of my all time favs.

Jess
Jess
13 years ago

YEA!
Congratulations and here’s to freedom, success and going after your dreams. You are ACTIVELY living your life, and pursuing what you want – becoming who you want to be and it’s freaking awesome! So many people stay, and they are stagnant and discontent….you,,,you are living. Can’t wait to read more.

Kate
13 years ago

Congratulations, lady. I’m so happy for you.

wm
wm
13 years ago

All the best with the transition!

Stevie
13 years ago

ROCK. ON. Congrats! That is so, so fantastic!

el-e-e
13 years ago

You’re amazing us with all these brave life decisions! KEEP GOING. How awesome.

Erin
13 years ago

Oh awesome!! I don’t comment here often, but I read pretty much everything you write. I’m so excited for you!! This is something I hope to be able to do myself someday. It’s so inspiring to see you making it happen! Reminds me it’s still possible!

Val
Val
13 years ago

I don’t say this often but…

YOU GO, GIRL.

Anna
Anna
13 years ago

Congratulations!
We’ve been started to think about that dream in our house too. Hope your dream is full of amazing blessings and adventures! so very very happy for you

Sunny
Sunny
13 years ago

Congrats! That’s every kind of awesome.

Operation Pink Herring
13 years ago

Linda, you’re an inspiration. I love everything you write. Congratulations and good luck!

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