Monday, May 7, 2012

Diary of a Freelancer: Part Five

This past week as a freelancer has been an incredible and exciting week. Maybe this is the first week it truly hit me that I am doing what I love and loving what I do. I realized that no matter how scary this decision was I'm doing the right thing, and I have enough confidence in myself that I'll be ok.

The scariest part for me, when I was making the decision to leave my full-time job was that the paychecks would not be regular. I wouldn't know at the beginning of the year, or month, or week what my budget could be. I hated the idea of not having a salary. Not being able to predict my income. And since I'm a worst case scenario person and the worst case scenario is that I make $0... and you can't live off of $0... I was terrified!

It was scary, well let me be honest, it still is... but I'm trying to teach myself to enjoy the exciting busy ride I'm on. And to consider myself extremely blessed that I am able to do this and that I have a wonderful support system that continues to encourage me. And while I'm busy and working on project after project I have a plan in place for the future so that if and when I do get slow, I am ready to get more work, and market myself, and I know how I want to expand.

Each client I work with, and project I finish, and positive statement I hear only pushes me further... So I'm scared, but I have faith... and I'm trying to remember what my dad always told me, "If you do what you love the money will follow."

So here's to uncertainty, and adventure, and loving what I do.

And a HUGE Thank You to my wonderful support system... you know who you are and I love you! xo

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