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?