Thank You, FreelancingPosted: November 26, 2010
Fleire posted a well-meaning note in Facebook today. It’s all about saying thank you to freelancing. I’ve been doing the job for three years–the longest I have so far–and I must admit it was never really a smooth ride.
Along the way, I lost clients; gained doubts and few enemies; spent plenty of time for nothing; got scammed; was ignored, rejected, thrown on the side, and barraged with hurtful criticisms; and wronged people. There were also times when I thought I was itching to leave everything behind–but never did (thankfully).
It could be because as a whole the job–as well as the journey–has been truly rewarding.
I’m thankful for the experience, the trust and loyalty, the good pay, and the good life. I’m thankful I’m allowed to do something I find challenging and fulfilling at the same time.
PS: Yuwanda of Inkwell Editorial wrote a beautiful freelance thanksgiving prayer.