Freelancers are working harder than people having regular 9-to-5 jobs.
I recently came across this statement and wondered... From my personal experience I think about my freelancing tasks and projects almost all the time, from the moment I wake up until about a few hours before going to bed (we all need a little rest every day, right?). This usually amounts to about 10-12 hours on a regular day. I haven't thought about that before, and this statement above, when I read it, made me think.
One thing is true about my experience though - when I had my 9-to-5 job in the past, I worked only 8 hours a day (or maybe even less if we count all the breaks). Now I work more and strangely enough I don't feel drained in the same way as before. I don't experience my work as a burden or something I wish with all my heart to get away from.
Now it inspires me. I don't even want to go to bed. I wish the day had more hours so I could work more. But that type of work never gets me tired in the same way my previous work did.
I wish I had dared to leave my previous job earlier and gotten on the freelance path sooner. But after all, later rather than never. :) Please, share your thoughts on the subject. I'm curious what you have to say.
Reference: Illustration Friday