First day gratitude

New year 2015

On this first day of the new year, I’d like to look back at the old year for a bit. Oh, not the usual “this went well but that didn’t” blurbs. My retrospective is more along the lines of an author’s acknowledgement in the front of a book.

Every freelancer has a support system. We may not have employees or staff, but we have individuals and groups that we depend on for survival and sanity. In my case, I am grateful for:

  • My clients, who keep my days productive and interesting.
  • Colleagues and friends in my professional networks, who teach me things and give me reality checks and sympathy when people or technology leave me frustrated.
  • My husband, who cooks, makes sure I get away from the computer and out of the house, and loves me even when I’m crabby.
  • The angels with mops who, twice a month, do the heavy cleaning my aching joints keep me from doing myself.
  • Opportunities to sing. Singing keeps me sane and healthy. Some days, singing is the only aerobic exercise I get.
  • Our cats, who provide endless entertainment and purr therapy.

Who is on your support team?

About Kat

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (
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