I broke up with my boss today. It went really well; as I hoped, she was pleased about getting lots of notice and with my flexibility about departure date (I said January 1, but that’s give or take a week or two, depending on when they hire someone new). As I hoped but was afraid to expect, she asked if I wanted to stay on as a freelancer, which of course I do. It was such a huge relief not to have to ask for that. So now I have a safety-net client to start out with while I expand my list and figure out how to navigate life as my own boss.

Oh, and I’m exhausted–went to see the always amazing Pylon last night, bumped into far too many ex-Athenians (we moved to New York to get away from each other!), and didn’t get to bed until 2:30. Nighty-night.