Officially Official

September 9, 2008

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Well, it’s been two working days past the last job and I think things are going okay. Today I was notified that my paperwork for my LLC has officially cleared. I have a few other things to do, but for the most part I am now an official business owner.

I want to thank everyone who sent me e-mails and commented on the last post. I am thankful that I have so many people on my side, real friends and internet friends. Sometimes it’s a little awkward to know people who don’t even know you personally are pulling for you. Either way, I appreciate all the positive vibes coming from everyone. 

I can’t lie, I am still figuring this all out as I go along. The problem with being on the cusp of new things is that you don’t know where you’ll be in 6 months or a year. I am somewhat used to this feeling, as my undergrad major at MIT was new, and I was always taking new courses (those were my favorite). My grad program was new, in terms of an academic offering, as well. I like being in that new space….so I suppose it’s no surprise that what I am doing will be a hybrid of new….things.

Right.

I’ve been hemorrhaging money the past few days by buying myself office supplies, office equipment, furniture. I want to hurry up and GROW this business so I can move into a two bedroom apartment. I am outgrowing my space already. I would love to be able to set up some real office space and get a decent tax deduction. Ching ching.

The official office dress code is tank tops and basketball shorts.

I’ve been going to the gym. Something insane like 5 days in a row. It’s been months since I went to the gym regularly. I figured that now I *really* don’t have any excuses as to why I don’t go to the gym, or buy groceries to eat healthier (and save money). My time is my time now, so I should be able to manage my health. Besides, how is my business going to operate successfully  in the long term if I am living an unhealthy lifestyle? Now I think of it more as an investment in my business.

I am still trying to figure out how to manage my time. I am not sure when my best productivity period is. I tend to always stay up until midnight. I also wake up early. I think that 3:00 Oprah time slot happens to be when my brain does not want to focus on work. I might have to break out the plastic foam mat, and have graham crackers and apple juice every day at 3 pm. Throwback kindergarten nap time may also become official office policy.

I can afford to take a vacation right now, but I am going to push through on some things in leiu of that. I am going on a trip to Brazil in November (two weeks), so I may hold out until then.

Anyway, that’s the Liz Biz report for now. I now have to set up the company website, but I will keep ya’ll updated. 

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Guillermo September 10, 2008 at 7:09 AM

Nice.

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Derrick September 10, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Ok, you’re officially my role model now. I would love to jump ship from a job that I also love, but more than that, I love my site, and I love writing and if you had asked me six months ago if I’d be blogging, I would fried up chicken JUST to throw the hot grease on you.
Life gives us twists and turns, and its how you ride the rails, hon. Good luck and good for you. Onward and upwards.
(tacos)

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Tanya Thamkruphat September 10, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Liz!!!! Wow! Congrats on your business! Man, I wish I could just jump the corporate ship and live as a full-time writer. After reading your post, I feel very inspired to keep on trucking until I can finally one day become a full-time writer. I’m slowly getting there. =) Hope all is well! I haven’t talked to you for sooo long!
Take care,
Tanya

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Ray A. September 11, 2008 at 5:44 AM

Liz,
You may not want to advertise the 3pm official nap time. Otherwise you will get mad resumes from people like me who dream of a job with nap bennys. Who needs dental. :)

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Roy September 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

You are really doing the damn thing! You are my role model

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Jo September 11, 2008 at 12:49 PM

1) CONGRATS!!!! 2) What Derrick said! & 3) Ummm, you hirin? I’ve been lookin’ for a spot where I can rock tanks and sweats!

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Tina September 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Congrats! It always liberating and exciting when you break away and start something new. I applaud your courage and it will be an interesting road ahead as i am living it. I am actually interested in social interactive media program of sorts too.

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Tina September 14, 2008 at 6:55 PM

Congrats! It always liberating and exciting when you break away and start something new. I applaud your courage and it will be an interesting road ahead as i am living it. I am actually interested in social interactive media program of sorts too.

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Princess September 28, 2008 at 6:40 AM

Congrats Liz, and best wishes!

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