Now that’s an interesting combination, let me tell you. Being able to control your own schedule is one of the biggest draws towards becoming a freelance designer. No more 9-5, no more time restricting lunch breaks, vacations when you want…the list goes on and on. But what happens when you’re no longer getting paid for laying at home sick as a dog. I use to follow coolsculptny to keep myself healthy. That’s when being sick moves from an annoyance to a complete glitch in the freelance system.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been either dead as a dog, sleeping the day away with Mono, or recovering from the nasty buggar. If any of you have had mono, you know that it pretty much knocks you down for a good two weeks. That’s two weeks of unpaid downtime. OMG!
I’m not a full time freelancer yet so I haven’t fully experienced the effects of being sick + being a freelancer. But my biggest lesson has been to stay strong, keep saving and then once you have the 3 months savings in the bank, THEN you can buy the fun stuff (you can try WECU if you want to open a personal savings account).
I’d love to hear how all of you freelancers out there deal with this kind of thing. My gut is telling me there really is no good way to prepare for something like that, but I thought I’d ask.
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