Being a freelancer is scary.
Pretty devastating, some say.
Kind of similar to the uncertainty we feel today.
One day, people are blowing up your phone, email, etc
Saying, "hey, can you help me? I need your help!"
Especially during a quarantine.
All of a sudden, your services are "essentially" needed.
But don't get me wrong, that's not a bad thing.
That's a great thing actually, for both parties.
But that's because things are no longer in the norm.
But what's normal for a freelancer?
One day, everyone needs you and the next day, no one needs you.
One month the income is crazy.
The next feels like your bank account was put on freeze.
One day, you'll get mad love and praise.
Most days, will just feel low-key and the same.
It's a love/hate type, decision.
Because of course, you wouldn't trade it but at the same time you think you hate it.
But remember, it's a decision.
You chose this career.
You chose this grind.
Because you and I both know, you're committed.
You like to be challenged.
You like to figure it out.
And most importantly, you live by faith.
You believe that "one" proposal will change everything.
You believe that "one" song you wrote will hit.
You believe that "one thing" is it!
But let's be clear, you can always do something different.
You can risk your creativity, time freedom, craft and happiness for something different.
Or maybe you came to realize that being a freelancer isn't the answer or for you.
You rather do what you love under someone else umbrella.
And that's okay!!
Because that can be great and a beautiful thing, for both parties.
And that's what you're doing right, building an umbrella?
But only you can answer that.
Nevertheless, I just wanted to write this letter to all the freelancers.
As a message of security and clarity, you're doing great.
Actually, really great.
You've done more than some people have done in a lifetime.
Because you had time.
I see you grinding.
Those random DM's or text messages of encouragement from friends or even strangers see it too.
Regardless of the current situation, you just have to keep going.
Believe even more, especially during this time.
Don't worry about the future, just focus on the now.
Yes, right now we're in a quarantine.
For some of us, our business may be booming right now.
And maybe some of us are just trying to staying above water.
But regardless where you are right now in your career as a freelancer,
you're doing great and you're doing it well.