Freelance life can be great. You’re hired based on your skill and hustle; you get to decide most of the rules of engagement. Yes, for outgoing, social people, it can be a wonderful experience….
…. for the people who hate the concept of other people, not so much.
Now I understand that this is a me problem. I need to be liked. My clientele will want to feel a connection to me. I get that. I shouldn’t be unavailable. It makes perfect sense.
But if I could just draw or paint all day, on a mountain, I would. I have learned though.
Anyway… when I was working on this, I was fresh out of the hospital and trying to find a job. I was a month behind on my mortgage.
And NO ONE was buying my work.
So I started doing portraits. I’m sure that it would take me forever to pay just one month worth of bills this way. But it did make me a lot better at it.
The good news is that I can put my own twist on them. So maybe it’s not so bad. Or maybe I’m becoming better at my people skills…