The real packing has begun. Wednesday, I will fly out of Houston and arrive in Portland at an un-Godly hour. My body will feel like it’s 2:30 AM. Please pray that I’m able to sleep on the plane. There’s been a whole level of anxiety just about the flight, what’s safe to take, how to handle all the liquid business, because I haven’t flown since our honeymoon, 10 years ago!
Nervous, excited, strangely calm, nervous again.
Do I have everything? Am I missing something? What best represents me and what I can do for publishers as a tech editor? This has been a big hangup for me. I could show published patterns that I’ve edited, but how do you show what you’ve actually done with that pattern? How can an editor hand over “To Kill a Mockingbird” and say “I edited that, can’t you tell?”
I’m going to rely heavily on my excellent testimonials from my clients. I will probably also be up to an insane hour tonight or tomorrow adjusting a resume to best portray the work I’ve done thus far. Then there’s the printing. Can I print enough to take with me? I have the business cards. I’m super excited about that. They’re awesome!
I’m at the point that I have to just give it over to God and trust that I’ve prepared enough, and all I can do is present myself and see what happens. See you soon, Portland!