If you listen to the Write for Your Life podcast, which you absolutely should, you may have heard me say on episode 138 that I am back in full-time employment. I thought I should confirm as much here.
And yes, it's true.
On 1 December, I became a full-time employee at Cornerstones Education. They were my main client since going freelance in April, they're a great company and I'm very happy about how it's all panned out. It's the right place to be for me and my family.
That's not to say that I didn't love being a freelance writer. And I was all right at it too. I did it for nine months and I was never short of work. I worked on interesting projects for interesting clients and I was able to pay the bills. But sometimes the stars align and, life-wise, there is only one clear option.
My new role at Cornerstones is interesting, challenging and I am using all the skills I've developed since leaving university 11 years ago. The company writes, produces and sells a creative curriculum for primary schools. I’m now Curriculum Editor. It’s a big responsibility, but I’m enjoying it.
What does it all mean?
For me, all sorts of things, but you don’t need to worry about my mortgage or whatever. For you, it will hopefully add another angle to what we talk about on the podcast and what I write about here on the site.
Speaking of which.
After jazzing everything up to make the site look all freelance writery, I might well scale it back again. I’ve been toying with putting the blog back on the homepage for a while, so I might do that. We’ll see.