It’s becoming more and more obvious to me that I need to quit my day job. My boss is wonderful and it’s a nice place, but my heart just isn’t in it anymore. I think 14 years of doing graphic design is enough, thank you very much. I know I’m staying for the paycheck security and an obligation to my boss but I’m so done. I need to be at home working in my jewelry studio (which pays me nothing) or writing for 417 Magazine (which pays me a little). Friends and family have been dogging me for the past year to leave and I think it’s a combination of security, loyalty and chickenshitness (yes, that’s a word – at least for me it is) that keeps me here. I’m not ready to give up my extra money because it affects my social life. Enough of my pity party. I just wanted to get that off of my chest.