Join Date: Oct 2004
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Don't know if this thread is still active, but glad to find it anyway. I work full-time right now, with three days telecommuting. Not sure how long they will let me telecommute, since my boss has mentioned cutting it out, but so far I have been able to stave them off. Now I am planning to quite in a couple months and try to freelance part-time.
Yes, I most definitely feel pressure to earn money and I know my DH feels pressured that the burden of income will fall even more heavily on him. He does also feel that we don't want to put our one-year-old daughter in daycare and that it is best if I am home for awhile, which is great, but doesn't solve everything.
I work in Marketing as both a researcher and copywriter and am rather freaked out about losing the security and income of a job, even though I don't like it at all. It's been very hard trying to plan and learn how to freelance while working full-time, so I am saving some of that for once I quit, but that makes me feel pretty wobbly too. We have income saved up to give me some slack for at least six months and longer, if we adjust our lifestyle more. Honestly, I'd love to write more of what I want and try and sell that (versus business writing), and will try and fit in a little of that as I can.
Anyone have any experience with freelance writing and want to offer some support or advice? Wish I was braver or independently wealthy. I know I'm doing the right thing for DD, but I've generally taken the safest paths in the past when it comes to making a living, even if I didn't like it, so this is new for me.