My Biggest Struggle: The Life Of A Freelancer

Prompt: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.

When I was offered an in-house freelancing position, I was so excited I nearly broke my neck running down the stairs to share the news.

I had just completed an unpaid internship for the company and I was so happy to finally be getting paid for my work. It seemed like everything was looking up and I would finally be able to transition to a full-time employee. Wrong.

I have been freelancing for the same company for over a year now and I am not any closer to becoming an employee. So what I am struggling with the most right now is the life of a freelancer.

In the beginning, things were great. I was writing, learning and getting paid.

What more could I ask for?

I am still writing, mostly from home, and I don’t like it. Everyone thinks it’s so great that I work from home. It’s not. It’s really boring and lonely tapping away all day with no human interaction. I am not the most disciplined person so I get side tracked all the time. My pay always fluctuates and lately has been just enough to pay my portion of the bills. Oh and I never know when I will get paid. FUN!

This life has greatly impacted my sense of accomplishment. It feels like I haven’t done anything since graduating college even though I have been consistently working in my field. I thought I would be able to buy my first car by now, but I still haven’t been able to purchase a car.

I secretly think that my friends and family think that I just sit at home all day watching television. FALSE! I could be thinking too much about it and putting that on them, but that’s how it feels.

I can’t wait for a new challenge.

What about you? What are you struggling with right now?

  • Just think, one day, when you’re writing your biography, you’re going to laugh at this. We all are, how we used to struggle from check to check and wondered if it was worth it and then all of a sudden, it was.

    • She’s Facing Freedom

      I KNOW! I can not wait. We will appreciate everything so much more after having gone through this crazy freelance life. We are on our way!