(www.inkthinkerblog.com) — During my 2008 postmortem, I lamented my failure to maintain a regular work schedule last year. But I’ll be honest: I love the fact that, as a freelancer, I don’t HAVE to maintain a regular work schedule. I’ve been sitting in this coffee shop in Ashland, VA, for about 2 hours, blogging and e-mailing and outlining and researching and reading and relaxing, and it’s great. Before that, I played with my dogs. Before THAT, I worked my butt off. But now I’m enjoying being out of the house and out of my office, with my feet (shoeless, of course) on someone else’s couch.
Freelance flexibility is about far more than the romantic notion of writing in coffee shops, though. It’s about being able to choose projects and clients that interest you and speak to you. It’s about being able to work from noon to 9 p.m. if you’re a night person instead of trying to force yourself to fit a morning person’s timeclock. It’s about fitting your work around your life instead of your life around your work.
Flexibility is one of the MANY things I love about freelancing. What do YOU love?
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