So it’s been one month now since I started out as a freelancer. I have to say I was nervous at first because being a Virgo I worry about money and have to budget… blah, blah, blah. If you don’t take risks in your life then you won’t be happy, ever. I know I would have regretted not making the decision. But also being a Virgo means I’m super organised and have ‘to do’ lists for ‘to do’ lists, which helps. Also grab Wunderlist if you feel like you need some organisation in your life.
I have requests for work almost daily now with no advertising material anywhere. I just feature my work on certain sites such as Dribbble, DeviantArt and Facebook. Most of the enquiries come through my ThemeForest work or word of mouth.
So what has it been like for me as a freelancer? AMAZING! Just having the freedom to be able to book an opticians appointment or take my kitty to the vet without thinking ‘Damn I’m going to have to book a day off or use flexi-time’, BLEH! I do what I want, when I want. If I wake up late then I just work late… simples. I have more time for me. I’m now drinking less coffee, exercising more and eating healthier. I can actually go out for a morning run now without having to get up at 6am!
I also LOVE having the freedom to work on the projects I want and also working on a lot more creative stuff. I’ve got loads of projects on at the moment which you’ll soon see in my portfolio. I also completed the new WordPress website for Ideal Design Co this month, go check it out.
On the 10th to the 12th of May I went away to the Ayaltis business conference and spent the weekend in the 5 star Stoke Park Luxury Golf and Spa Country Club. I had my first proper lessons in golf and really enjoyed it, even if I did almost destroy a few trees, golf carts and a shed. I had to give a little presentation of the new website design I created for them. So that is another project to look out for in the near future.
My highlight of this week though has to be finding out that the Tesco on my doorstep now sells Lucky Charms! My childhood favourite breakfast cereal! Also this week I’ve been finding it really easy to get up at half 8 to start working at 9am. Not sure how long this will last for though.
So in all my first month has been amazing and its flown by in a blink of an eye!