When I hear friends vent about the daily grind or the struggle of how difficult it is to find a job they feel fulfilled and passionate about after completing four years of University, I am grateful to be where I am today.
After hustling those four years myself, working full-time and ensuring I travelled as much as possible, I knew that when I finished there was more world I needed to see! I took the skills I had and threw myself into writing. I knew I loved to connect and wanted an income from anywhere in the world, on my own time.
Today, I can say that despite the fear and uncertainty of leaping into the unknown, I landed on my feet! I’ve sat on the beach in hammocks, in treehouses in the jungle and tents in the rocky mountains whilst being able to do my freelance work. I’ve attended all the important family events, I’ve travelled for 13 of the last 19 months and I have grown my network more than I thought possible.
I surround myself with go-getters that drive me out of my comfort zone and schedule my life to enjoy the little things like yoga at 10:30am and afternoon sunshine on Tuesdays. The “Monday feeling” no longer exists, and sometimes I don’t even wear pants. I’m in control of my schedule and it feels good to have a say and a choice in my career growth.
Freelancing has been a game-changer in my work-life balance. As Jim Rohn once said,
“When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.”