So it’s now been over a year since I took the plunge and went self-employed, I’ve always been extremely vocal about how difficult the journey has been so far but recently I’ve found myself questioning whether the full-time freelance life is really for me…
Since heading back to work after Christmas I’ve found myself enjoying working from home less and less. The long days and lack of company have contributed massively to my mood and subsequently my mental health. In previous job
This week I actually spent a day in the office for one of the companies I used to work for as I’m doing some freelancing for them over the next month. On my morning commute, I was strangely looking forward to being in an actual office with real-life people again. The day went really well and it made such a nice change to my solo working environment. This experience did start to alter my way of thinking and open my eyes up to how returning to an office environment could have a positive impact on my working life.
But it’s the dream?!
SO many people I speak to often refer to my freelance lifestyle as ‘the dream’ and how they would love to trade their 9-5 office jobs to
Before making the leap and going freelance I often heard people talking about these negative aspects but always believed that they would simply be outweighed by the endless list of positives that came hand in hand. I mean not having to be at your desk for 8:30 every morning, no hellish commute to contend with and even the option to wear pyjama bottoms to work if you’re that way inclined.
More often than not, I really do believe that it’s a case of the grass being greener on the other side…
So, what next?
In short, I don’t really know yet! I’m hesitant to make any rash decisions that I could end up regretting so I’m choosing to simply keep my options open and consider all avenues.
One of those is looking for
It does seem as though I’m not the only one feeling this way as there have been several freelancers I look up to and admire who have spoken out about choosing to head back into the world of work over the past couple of months. Michelle, Victoria and Julia have all shared their struggles with working from home and recently posted about why they have chosen to return to employment. It’s reassuring to see that other freelancers have been through the same struggles I am currently going through, I’m so glad that they chose to share their stories online as it’s kicked my butt into gear to make some changes to hopefully create a happier and healthier working lifestyle!