I thought it would be a good idea to check in and let you all know that after three weeks of being home by myself every day, I am still sane! In fact, it suits me quite well - I'm a homebody by nature and I tend black out into my own little world when I am working on projects I'm excited about. I do miss drinking my morning coffee to the chatter of 8 hilarious/inspiring/sassy/disgruntled/hungover designers, but luckily those designers also happen to be my friends, and I think the near total dismantling of our team has strengthened those bonds even more.
In between lunch dates, happy hours, and a flurry of emails soliciting advice and feedback, I've been keeping busy with logo project for my best friend's business, an online web design class (which I love so far and highly recommend), meetings about a new design venture, and the naming and branding of my own freelance business. It's too soon to post specifics about a lot of these, but I am really looking forward to sharing them when they are ready. I also just found out today that I am going to be a vendor at Detroit Urban Craft Fair in December, so I am going to be working on some new merchandise for that.
(I feel like this is the part where I should post a photo of me looking cute and productive in my home office. In reality, I am wearing an outfit that is equal parts pajamas and knitted winter accessories while talking to my cat who is ignoring me... nobody needs to see that.)
I also need to give credit to my friend Amanda for coining the term "funemployment", which I have been exploiting full force on twitter. If people can get rich and famous for making up words, I nominate her. #besthashtagever