The Predicaments of Freelancing

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wtfmumma

“Oh wow, your self-employed that’s amazing, you must be making loads.”

a2494f63c3981b1e4f1583003d83a4adA sentence I hear all to often. Let’s break it down to my answers to it. Self-employment CAN be amazing. But it can also be the most horrific life choice I have ever made. I certainly do not make loads and previous years seen be go months without a dime. 

However like any job it does have it’s up’s and down’s.  I work in the marketing and PR industry, and trust me it isn’t as glamorous as some may think. I chose to brave it as a freelancer for one main reason – freedom. The freedom to chose my working hours and days, the freedom to express my creativity, the freedom to chose when I spend time with my daughter. Many working places cannot offer that (my previous job was the WORST for it) and I was not okay…

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Time goes on…

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Lhyz13

So, here we go…

Three years later and we are having to revisit, not just for the fact that I really should do this more often, but also because my world is about to get turned upside down. I work for a big box retailer that has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and has decided that the store I work at is not to be part of the restructuring. No, they aren’t going to help me find a new job, nor did I expect them to. I feel sad for my co-workers, but to me, this is a blessing in disguise, the kick I needed to get out.

Okay, you may be asking, “Lhyz, why did you go to college for 6 years if you were just going to end up back in a box store?” It was to pay the bills. It was to keep my head above water…

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