“Well, a job isn’t stable, either. Freelancing is much more stable than working for someone else.” I hate when people say that. Let me tell you why.
I love a new year. It’s all about clean slates and possibilities. Anything could happen. This could be the year everything changes and gets a million percent better. It could be the year everything clicks. It could be the first day of the rest of your life. I truly believe that it’s possible to just get better and better every year. . . even if it’s just in teeny tiny increments.
As I look back on my years of freelancing, I’m super proud of what I’ve done and how far I’ve come. I’ve also noticed some patterns and missteps I wished I had avoided. There have been times I could have made some really big moves. . . if only I would have had the foresight to get the hell out of my own way.
When you write anywhere for a good length of time, you often have things you wish you could change. The nice thing about having a WordPress blog instead of a handwritten diary is that I can change these posts at any time. I won’t, though. I meant them when I wrote them and I’ll let them stand. But I would like to point out a few I don’t necessarily agree with anymore.
Sometimes freelancers come in packs. We blog together. We cowork together. We commiserate together. We even form unions together. We’re a community. And then sometimes one of us breaks away from the pack.