Almost 15 years ago, I made one of the scariest decisions of my career - to go freelance. At the time, I was working a steady job with a stable income but I was feeling unfulfilled and yearned for more control over my career path. The thought of leaving the security of a traditional job and striking out on my own was daunting, but I knew I needed to take the leap.
Making the transition to freelancing wasn't easy. I had to build my portfolio from scratch, learn how to market my services, and navigate the ups and downs of the freelance economy. There were times when I doubted my decision, wondering if I had made a mistake. But despite the fear and uncertainty, I persevered.
Over the years, I've learned that being a freelancer requires a level of resilience, adaptability, and self-motivation that can be difficult to find in a traditional work environment. But despite the challenges, I've never looked back. The freedom to choose my projects, set my own hours, and control my career path has been incredibly rewarding.
Looking back on the past 15 years, I can say with certainty that going freelance was one of the best decisions I ever made. While it was scary at the time, it has opened up a world of opportunities and personal growth that I never would have experienced otherwise.