Goodbye, Job!

Words to live byAfter 9+ years with the same employer, this will be my last week at my job.

It’s bittersweet to leave after all this time, but I’m super excited to just be doing my own thing now. Well, now meaning after Friday :)

Maybe I’m a little crazy to quit now, since my husband was just laid off, but in a strange way it seemed like a good time. We can both have a fresh start at the same time. (And I’ve never been one to do things the “normal” way anyway.)

So what will I be doing now?

Focusing on existing products

Not working for someone else will give me time to get my main product, the Pay Off Debt app, more attention. I’d love to see more people get out of debt. (That’s a big part of what’s giving me the freedom to do this kind of thing!)

I’d also like to promote my newest book, Pinterest for Bloggers. (Pinterest is an awesome source of traffic for this blog, and you can check out what I’ve learned there.)

And other things

I’ll gradually be getting back into painting, which I haven’t done much of over the past 8 months due to some health issues. Then there’s photography, managing my rental property, fixing up our house, and who knows what else! I may even make dinner occasionally. Maybe :)

The long and the short of it is that I’ll finally be giving my energy to my own projects, and that’s a great feeling. I’ve gotten some good advice from the Fincon community on things to consider now that I’m no longer employed, so I’ll likely be writing about that as time goes on.

So, enough about me. Do you work for yourself full or part-time? Would you ever want to?


  • Congrats! What an exciting adventure!

  • Wow! Congrats and good luck, Jackie! Will be interested to follow your journey. :-D

  • How wonderful! I wish I could do the same. I am so excited for you!!!

  • Keep plugging the book so I don’t forget about it!!!i need to read that and I have too many things bookmarked to come back to later. I know I’ll forget it. Despite being a child of technology (and, actually, a rocket scientist), I do not get Pinterest. I know it’s supposed to be great for driving traffic to a blog, so I want to “get” it, but I just don’t!

  • I’m embarking on a similar adventure, though I don’t have a business up and running like you do. I’m going to be funemployed this fall until my husband finishes up his work in our city and finds his next job, at which time I’ll look for a FT job as well. I’m excited to have more of a diversity of activities as well!

  • I just started my blog recently and this is the first I’ve heard of the Pay Off Debt app. What a brilliant idea!