My One and Only Goal for 2016

My One and Only Goal for 2016

In the beginning of last year, I decided to publicly state my goals for 2015. I thought it would be a fun thing to do and would give me a chance to reflect on how the year went by. Now that the new year is already upon us, I went

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Sayonara, San Francisco

Sayonara, San Francisco

I'm sitting in San Francisco International Airport, waiting for my flight to begin boarding soon. I have a one-way ticket to Osaka, Japan, which means I won't be coming back to San Francisco for the foreseeable future. I'm still processing how to feel about that, despite my outward calmness. Two

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Dealing with Craigslist and eBay

Dealing with Craigslist and eBay

I'm in the middle of preparing for a long-distance move (Berkeley, California to Osaka, Japan). Part of that preparation is deciding what I will be taking with me. In reality, the way I've been mostly thinking about it is what I will not be taking with me. That mindset came

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What I disliked about freelancing

What I disliked about freelancing

As I return back to the world of full-time employment after leaving freelancing, I've been able to spend some time reflecting a bit on those months that I spent working on my own. I've also had many people ask me what was it about freelancing that made me leave that

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Leaving Freelancing

Leaving Freelancing

In October 2014, I made a decision to leave the job I was working at and get into freelancing full time. Before leaving, I tried my hand at interviewing at other companies but was unsuccessful for the most part. So I decided to take the plunge and try working for

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Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

One of the great things about being a freelancer is the ability to control where your income is generated. You aren't tied down to a single entity where all of your money comes from and can manage the flow of income as needed. You can go searching for more work

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Trust me until I give you a reason not to

Trust me until I give you a reason not to

I was recently contacted by a potential client to help them finish a website that's in a near-completed state. The initial conversation went well. I let them know about myself, how I work, what I thought was the best process for them to finish this site; He let me know

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Japan's Internet seems to need some change

Japan's Internet seems to need some change

I recently returned from a trip to Osaka, Japan. This was my fourth trip to the country, and I truly love spending time there. This time around, I realized that while Japan is viewed as a highly-innovative country (I admit, I would pay massive amounts of money for a fancy

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