When I woke up this morning, I was a full-time freelancer with two part-time jobs.
I spent most of the weekend working on resumes, newsletters, and emails so I could get ahead for the week. I woke up early this morning so I could send out those emails before I went in to my part-time tax gig.
But when I got there, I was told there was no more work for me. Apparently not enough info has come in, and they don’t have anything for me to work on. I said thank you, call me if you need me, and went home. The only thing I was upset about was all the work I had done this weekend when I could have done it today! That, and that I woke up early and got completely ready for no reason.
I chose to look at the silver lining, though. Now I have 20 more hours in my week! Yay!! I can get all my work done during the week and have a real weekend again. Plus I still have the babysitting job, right?
Well, I did until about 2 o’clock today. That was when I found out that I was no longer needed at that job either, due to a new work schedule for the mother. They were super nice about it, and I totally understand that things change. I loved caring for that little guy, and I hope I do get to keep babysitting occasionally for them. He’s a sweetheart
But now the work day is drawing to a close and my schedule looks entirely different than it did this morning. Instead of having to get up and go to a job tomorrow, I get to wake up and go to my office in my own home again.
I’m officially a full-time freelancer. No safety net. No side income. I wasn’t planning this, at least not this soon. But I have two solid long-term clients, and each week I have new clients calling to hire me to update their resume or edit their dissertation. I’m making money doing what I love. (Want to hire me? Check out my professional site: J Bryant Creative)
Maybe losing these side jobs is God’s way of telling me to stop trying to cover my bases. To have faith that He will provide. To have faith in myself, that I can do this.
I chose faith as my One Word for 2013, and maybe this is one way I’m supposed to live it out.
(And another bonus? I might actually have time to write regularly on this blog again!)