I’m currently job hunting. Not freelance project hunting but actual job-job hunting. The whole 8-5 reporting to a boss and getting performance appraisals type of job hunting. This is a world foreign to me after 20 years of being an indie, but it’s something I have to do. The lack of money in my bank account is enough reason, even though I can truthfully mutter about burnout and need for a change if a hiring manager asks me. (Heck, 20 years of being my own accountant and janitor is probably reason enough.)
We all hate to admit it, but you have to work in order to pay the bills. All that “passion” talk we throw around is just hot air when it comes to having bills and needing money in the bank to pay those bills. I’m much more passionate about eating and having a roof over my head than I could ever be for artistic expression…and so, the resume has been written and sent out. Will it get me anything? I don’t know.
I do have a call in 10 minutes for another freelance job (this one a writing gig) so it’s obvious I haven’t given up on the indie life…I’m just open to the idea that maybe my path in life is swerving back to something more structured, and with a regular paycheck.