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My Last Day

Today marks my final day at my job before heading out into the cold reality of freelance life.

I was only at Luminus for just over two years, but so much has changed for me in that short amount of time. Before I took this job, I had only built around ten websites and only three of them were for paying clients. I was applying to whatever web design jobs I could find, but my small portfolio kept me from really getting any serious looks from most places.

But eventually opportunities came my way because I stayed persistent and put myself out there. For over a year I went to a handful of different meetups around Buffalo focused on web design and that’s where I wound up meeting my future bosses. They knew I didn’t have an extremely robust portfolio, but they knew I was extremely passionate about design and decided to put their faith in me. I’ll always be grateful for that.

In my two years at Luminus I learned so much. I was able to grow as a web developer and as a designer. I got to work on (roughly) a hundred different websites in that time and each one was its own unique challenge that regularly pushed my abilities further. I even won an award.

More importantly though, I got to work with some of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. Each person there was so kind, funny, weird, and talented that I feel beyond lucky to be able to call them all friends. I look forward to many more years of jokes, talking shop, and grabbing some lunch beers with all of them, even if we won’t be coworkers any longer.

Moving on from this chapter of my life is extremely tough. The reality of it hasn’t even really sunk in yet to be honest. As much as I might miss seeing my former coworkers every day, I’m a hundred times more excited to see what I can do on my own.

Just like every major step I’ve taken in my life, I have the help and support of so many people to boost me up to this next challenge. Just like how I found my job at Luminus, I plan on being just as persistent and to put myself out there to make Airship work. Onward and upward.

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