I followed the Spurs-Thunder "game" this morning and listened to some podcasts. I need to leave around noon to get to my 1pm consultation with a chemistry lab at KAIST. The professor is a friend. #networking
The training at KAIST went very well. Three grad students did 20-minute presentations on their very technical research results. Unlike their professor, I advised them on the story aspect of their presentation and gave feedback on their delivery and English. It was a very productive two hours. I'll be going twice a month to work with them and I think it will be a net positive for all parties involved.
After the training I met with a friend and then went home to do a quick proofreading job that came in. Just before six a friend messaged me about a great training opportunity with a major Korean company next week. It's perfect for my skill set but it's for two days and I already have a commitment for one of them. Now I'm scrambling to see if I can make it happen. (Update: Nope. Someone else snagged it but now I'm on their radar.)
While this week wasn't the most financially rewarding, it helped remind me why I wanted to freelance. Anything is possible. I could be doing something totally unexpected next week or next month and I don't have to ask permission or worry about getting in trouble for moonlighting. I am my own boss. There will be ups and downs but as long as I follow the three rules of freelancing (1. Be qualified 2. Be connected 3. Be available) everything will work out for the best.
I hope you enjoyed these posts and have a little better idea what it's like to work for yourself.