Ten years ago, on July 1st 2009, I dove into Ruby Lake on the sunshine coast without incident and had a pleasant swim. That’s not where you thought this story was going. Here it comes: then I attempted a front flip and hit my head on the rocks.
I graduated from coding school a year ago today. I quit my day job as a graphic designer at the Vancouver Public Library a few months earlier and aimed to freelance full-time. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Here are some things I’ve learned in my first year of freelancing.