It's been a little under 3 months since I made the leap to full-time freelance work. I don't regret a single thing, and even on stressful you days, I'm comforted by the feeling that I wouldn't trade it for anything else.
What I would like to do is record my experiences along the way, both as a marker for myself, and a potential guide for anyone who wants to do the same thing (you know, drastically change their life, quit their job, etc... eek!).
One of the most important tools I've come to discover as a freelancer:
N E T W O R K
I don't mean to say that work is based on who you know, but rather on who knows you. I was able to build an amazing network of amazing people through my previous job, and thanks to that, all of my work was been work-of-mouth referrals. People are kind, and want to help make connections- and if they know and trust you, they will recommend your services.
A few other things that I have taken care of within the first few months:
I have a lot of growing to do, but I am confident in my decision to pursue my passion. I will continue to record my journey, so that hopefully someone may benefit from this!