Would it not be easier to go work at a design firm?
Are you not worried about not having a steady income.
My answers to that Yes, Yes and YES.
Freelancing is not a walk in the park, it takes dedication, creativity and a lot of willpower to stay firm on your goals and schedule and planning to get to where you want to be.
But, on the other hand, the reward is so much greater. When I put in overtime or extra effort into something, I know it is going to benefit me and think about where it is going to take me in the future.
The satisfaction at the end of the day or in a few years if you stick to it will be even greater. When you can look back and say; I did that!
Working for a company where one week is busy, the next is slow, you know you will still get the same paycheck on pay day. Do I miss this? YES.
I am educated in my field of work, I have experience in the industry working for a company, but I still chose freelance over a salary job.
No matter how good your boss or position is; you will have limits on what is given to you and what you "can do". I felt that I could do more, and I wanted to do more. There were certain avenues I hadn't explored or tried before and I wanted a piece of that.
I am excited where my business can go and the growth I am working towards. I can be flexible with my schedule because I am a mom and wife and want my kids to feel that they are important too and can be there when they need me.
I know some of you are in this same position, or are thinking about venturing out on your own. The feeling you get when you start succeeding and getting somewhere really makes you push even harder.
We can all do this; pick something you are very passionate about. Find what you love and go for it because nobody wants to go through life in a job that they hate because work is a huge part of life.
I wish you all much success in your ventures, and just remember if you really want something; work for it! You will thank yourself later on.