Next Up: A Job

Photo: alohalady, Flickr
Photo: alohalady, Flickr

My past four months of unemployment have been delightfully calm and relaxing, but the time has come, and I’m going back to work. Actually, I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be right here in my house, with my favorite laptop, cup of hot green tea, candle burning and fire roaring (well, at least until it warms up a bit — gosh, it’s cold here in Florida).

There’s a special someone all the way across the country to whom I am very grateful for my new job. We’ve worked together before, she knows my scenario (the one where I want a life full of family and void of high stress), and she reached out because she wants to work with me. I am flattered, touched and ready to become an at-home professional again. Note to the person I’m writing about: Thank you.

Monday is the big day. That’s when I’ll start working with — SEED assigns, buys and distributes work for all of AOL’s properties, like That’s Fit (where I last worked) and more than 80 of the Web’s most highly-trafficked and respected websites. I’ll be kind of a community builder among the writers and photographers aiming to get published. There’s more to it than that, really, but I won’t bore you with the details.

I will say this: if you are someone who does freelance writing and photo stuff, you should stop by and register.

Create. Be Heard. Get Paid.

That’s the point.

And I can’t wait to be a part of it.

11 thoughts on “Next Up: A Job

  1. Congrats on the new job! I’ve read a bit about and from your description, this sounds like a position that is exactly what you were looking for. Love when that happens!

  2. Woo! They are extremely lucky to have an amazing person like you working for them!! Good luck! Also, I’ll have to check it out … I’m freelancing full time now and it sounds right up my alley 🙂

  3. Hey Jacki, congrats! You’ll be perfect for the job!! As it happens, I’ve been freelance writing for years, so I’m definitely going to check it and I’ll let some of my colleagues know about it as well. Knock ’em dead! (I’m wracking my brain for a less violent way to cheer you on, but can’t think of anything other than “break a leg”…..oh, brother! Well, you know what I mean.)

  4. Congratulations! I’ve done freelance writing but all I can write about these days is cancer so I’m useless. Maybe five years down the road when I’ve forgotten…..

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