Today I’m announcing something I have worked on for quite a while now. I’m going freelance by the end of the year.
I have not taken this decision lightly. I like working at Heise, despite the fact that for the last year I regularly had to commute from Hamburg to Hanover. I have met some very nice and very intelligent people at c’t and heise online and working with them, I have learned more than I can put into words. It has, nonetheless, become time to leave. In strongly believe that to be a good journalist and a good writer means to continuously seek new challenges for yourself. And I fear that if I stay with Heise, I will end up stagnating. To strike out on my own is a very scary thing, but to me it is very much preferable to getting stuck in the same job for the rest of your career. I fear that prospect even more.
Almost all of the good things in my life – my wife, my time in Australia, my podcasts, my career as a journalist – have come to me because I’ve seen an opportunity and instead of wavering, I went ahead and committed. I wouldn’t be at Heise if I hadn’t had the guts to reply to a tweet looking for an English language writing job in London. That was scary and crazy, too. And still… here I am today.
So, here we go, off to a new adventure! I am looking forward to it very much. If you want to hire me, there are many ways to contact me on my resume site. I’ll be available from January 2019.
Header image credit: Casey Horner