This shift in career for me has been wonderful and panic-inducing simultaneously. I cannot look at a calendar and say I will get paid on that date and that date. This shift from reliable, expected pay to unreliable, unexpected pay has been quite…nerve-wracking, to say the least. My husband’s continuous encouragement and support has been the so fantastic, though! He is the only reason some days that I didn’t give up and get a real job.
On this Sunday, I am in awe of what my unreliable career has done for me and my family this week. I managed to get contract after contract this week. Two of the writing projects were going to require quite a bit of research which means they would both take some time. I agreed to complete them with a rather short deadline knowing that I would have two entire days to complete these projects because Eva would be staying at her grandma’s for those two days. Of course, the unexpected occurred and Eva was home with me. I also lost a significant part of the day that was to be dedicated to another contract due to my obstetrician and ultrasound appointments taking much, much longer than usual. Add it all up, and I was a day late on a deadline. I feel terrible for missing a deadline, and I am hoping that I haven’t burned a bridge with a contractor.
Despite my worries, I still managed to meet my monthly earnings goal in the matter of only a few days! I am quite pleased, to say the least. I am saying prayers of thanks, for sure. This new year is so full of hope and joy for me.
I wonder what all of you are hoping for in this new year. What is your heart’s wish and mind’s goal for this year? I would love to hear about it.