… is probably what some of my co-workers are humming to themselves today. Or rather, my ex-co-workers. Yes, today was my last day as a corporate shill. I am no longer part of the 9-to-5 (or more accurately, 10-to-7) world. I have left the Evil Empire! And to be honest, I hope that only a few of my old team are toasting my demise. I genuinely enjoyed working with them. It’s a great team and a good project, and I am confident that they will do just fine without me. But I wanted to strike out on my own — or mostly on my own. My husband and I are starting up a small business together.
What does this mean for Petopia? In the short term I should be able to update more frequently and probably finish some of those projects I’ve started. (I’m taking a few weeks to detox and arrange a cross-country move, but working on Petopia is enjoyable enough to count as detox.) After that we’ll have to see how much time this new thing eats up. It shouldn’t be any more than a more-than-full-time job took, anyway. But to be clear, I have no intention of abandoning the site — one of the reasons we’re doing this is because we believe that we should be able to make a living and still have time for our pet projects. (Heh! Pet projects.)