Freelancing as a career can mess with your mind!
It’s great when work comes in a steady stream – I love meeting new people and being able to slot-in as part of their team, applying my skills to whatever industry they happen to be in (and believe me, these industries can be really random!)
When work slows down – I know all freelancers experience this, but after a short break you start to wonder: Will someone else hire me soon? Am I good at what I do? Should I start applying for permanent jobs?
I’ve had a little quiet time on the work front recently and I’ve thought all of the above. However, I’ve also done a couple of unpaid favours for friends during this time – a CV rewrite, some profiling and blog editing – and it reminds me that I’m good at what I do, so I mustn’t lose heart!
Although I’m freelancing, I’m also on the lookout for my permanent ‘dream job’ – I’m not 100% sure what it is, but I do know it will involve or be inspired by:
An eclectic mix I’m sure you’ll agree, but a spark from one or more of these favourite things will lead me to a brilliant role one of these days!
It’s not just about the money, it’s about the love of the job that’s really important to me…