Today, Andrea & I celebrate the 22nd anniversary of officially meeting. Technically, we had had a few conversations before that. But those were the “Is this seat taken?” type conversations. It was at the college Christmas party for the program we were both attending. I was in second year and she was in first. Witty repartee ensued & it was pretty much a done deal from the get go.
Of those 22 years, I’ve spent about half my career working from home. A little over 2 1/2 years ago, we decided that we would have a go at doing WordPress consulting & services full time at home. It took about five months to get things sorted and shifted from a full time corporate income to a more volatile freelancing income.
We set out on this part of our adventure with the goal of being captains of our own ship at least until I was ready to retire from information technology based work. During the 5 1/2 months I was working on the merge of WordPress and WordPress MU, Andrea & I a good chance to assess our experience over the previous year and draw some conclusions & plans from that experience.
Once WordPress 3.0 was released and my commitment to WordPress core was over, we dug in full steam toward developing a stable revenue base doing the things we both enjoy doing the most. While we haven’t quite reached the level of income I had as a corporate lead developer, we are getting into that range and can see it on the horizon.
Our goal from 2 1/2 years ago is still our goal now. I’m looking forward to another great year with Andrea who is a great partner both in business and in life