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It's been a Year

It's been a year now (a little over) since I left my job. I had the day marked in my calendar as "Freedom Day." That was a good, good day. Now, my actual celebration of that anniversary was a little anti-climatic, but that's my own fault. I have a tendency to short-change myself on things, and that day was no different. Hopefully every year will get a little better on that front.

I really wish I had a super introspective thing to say here, a-la the Mad Fientist's First Year of Freedom Post, but I don't think I do. I'm just kind of acknowledging that I made it for a year without starving. Just to recap though, I'd say the following are insights I've had in my first year of self-employment:

1) It takes money, or cajones, to be self-employed. My first few months were extremely stressful. This was probably at least in part because I had a lot of cajones but not a lot of cash cushion. The more you have of one, the less you need of the other. In retros…