My Life

Drawbacks to being your own boss

Just to balance out my earlier post about the benefits of being self employed I will list some drawbacks (you know, so those of you who I made jealous with my pizza-eating, beer drinking lunches can feel better).

Here are some drawbacks:
– I have to make my own breakfast (at BioWare we had breakfast brought in every morning — I miss chocolate chip laden muffins)
– As I’m not a bestselling author yet a significant chunk of my income comes from investments on the stock market (the real one, not Empire Avenue) so when there are downturns I get grumpy — which then leads to more beer and pizza, so I guess it kinda balances out
– I’ve forgotten how to dress properly so when I do go out in public I’m usually wearing terrible clothing combinations and probably frighten small children. (At least I am still remembering to dress before going out though)
– By mid-afternoon I tend to find myself having long, rambling discussions with the cat and/or the Wii Fit Trainer, neither of which have started talking back yet — taking that as a good sign

Okay, so those are the drawbacks :)

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.

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