It’s Memorial Day. Across America, people are enjoying the official unofficial kickoff to summer (and remembering why we have this holiday, I hope.)
My family went for a hike this morning, and now my son is floating on a raft in the pool while I sit on the deck and write this blog post.
So how does this relate to freelancing? Well, tomorrow many people will go back to work at a shop or a studio or an office. They’ll work the hours that their boss requires. They might look out the window and daydream about golfing, or hiking, or spending time with their kids at the pool. But until 5pm, or Saturday, or the next day off, it won’t happen.
On the other hand, I can control my own schedule. I might get up early to work for a few hours, then go for a walk, then bring my computer poolside to get my work finished while my kid swims. I can take a break to jump in the pool when I want to. I can take a hike in the morning and work at night. I’m the boss, and as long as I get work done in the time I’ve promised to my clients, it’s all good.
Have I mentioned lately how much freelancing rocks? What’s your favorite aspect to freelancing?