Today my cousin posted on her Facebook profile: “Thanking the Lord for my second year in freelance editing.”
I congratulated her, and then realized that my own two-year anniversary had recently come and gone without notice.
I had been too focused on tracking my income, that I had lost sight of this milestone in my freelancing career. This is not good.
Sure, money is a big reason behind why I freelance, and I’m sure it is for you too. However, I’m also in it for other reasons, such as:
- personal and professional development
- modeling an “alternative” lifestyle for my children and those who dream of leaving their cubicles
- work-life balance
Certainly there are more “metrics” I should be looking at other than the bottom line.
Such as the fact that I’ve been freelancing for 28 months and am thriving!