Let’s start with this: I have left Nuffnang Philippines—or as my fellow Nuffies might tell you, it left us.
August 31, 2018. That unsuspiciously stormy Friday marked my last day at an office that had served as my home for more than a year and a half. For some of my colleagues, it had been five. For one purr-tastic lady, it had been eight.
It’s weird to have only realized that the night before, where we mangled our bladders with unlimited mojitos and J-cokes.
We’ve known for a while that Nuffnang is winding down its operations. And though it’s very sad that we’re no longer working together, I’ve left my colleagues feeling grateful more than anything.
Collectively, they had been great teachers. They have taught me how to be more empathic, shared with me the invaluable skill of saying no, and made me feel loved and included.
I feel thankful. If anyone has gotten the most out of working at Nuffnang, that would be me.
I’ve found new arms to fall right into pretty much right away. The folks at ClinkIT Solutions, whose work ethic and style, feel more befitting to a freelancer and work-at-anywhere warrior like this writer. Professionally, I’m with my tribe.
But why am I telling you this?
Well, I’ll get to that. I promise. But humor me for a little while longer. And a bit more backstory.
Nuffnang had informed us of its decision to close shop some time ahead, and that gave us less tasks to accomplish and more time to work on our side projects.
For me, that side project is working freelance. Prior the Thanos-like finger-snap purge I’ve been happily writing a guest column with Flywheel, a phenomenal managed WordPress hosting company based out of Omaha.
Because I had plenty of time to work on my freelance work, I was able to take a step back and re-audit my perspective. I took courses. I began again as if I’m working with a blank slate.
I became much better at managing my time. For the first time, I thought I’ve struck a legitimate work-life balance.
And call it dumb luck, but I was able to book new clients. High-paying ones that brought $$$ as well as fulfillment in my work.
That change brought me here, writing this article—me mumbling about my recent professional life while sneakily asking you to check out my newsletter, which I’ll talk about in 3…2…1…
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