I felt pretty much zero panic about how I would continue to earn my living and support my family. I honestly didn’t give a single thought to my livelihood in that crisis moment. And that’s because I’m a freelance writer.
Women at work
There seems to be a general perception that freelancing is inherently insecure, that no matter how long or successfully you’ve been doing it you’re always just a few beats away from a devastatingly bad month. But this isn’t true.
Just because the career is amazingly flexible doesn’t mean it’s magical. It’s pretty dang hard to design and execute a full-fledged career as a freelancer while simultaneously parenting.
The ability to customize your costs and benefits is both a pro and a con of being a freelancer.
Is it any wonder that we are increasingly turning to self-employment to design the kind of work life that actually works for us?
You just know the “spice” in that phrase “sugar and spice and everything nice” isn’t chili powder or paprika, but cinnamon and nutmeg. Girls and women are expected to be as palatable as apple pie. But of course despite the sweet imagery that “everything nice” …
Now that freelancing is exploding in the US workforce, everyone has an opinion about it. Is it the best, most freeing career path ever or a hell of insecurity and stress? Is it a giant engine of creative empowerment or the downfall of civilized society? …