If you’ve been following along with our story about Bryn Mooth, who left her 20-year publishing career on May 2 to pursue a career as a freelance writer, you’ll remember last month’s post when she was in the glow of Week 1 of self-employment.
I interviewed her again in Week 5 to see how she’s coming along. She had scheduled a vacation for the end of her first month, and here’s what she said about the difference between vacationing as a freelancer and vacationing as an employee:
Vacation was COMPLETELY different as a freelancer, particularly because I spent part of the time doing what I now love to write about: cooking. I also found myself very excited to get back to my desk today, because I have two big projects that I’m eager to work on. And I’m not facing a constipated inbox and full slate of meetings.
In our interview on the Marketing Mentor Podcast, Bryn also shares how she’s:
- Discovering what she doesn’t know
- Getting better at managing her time, and making time for marketing activities
- Trying to build a reputation in food/healthy living
- Using online and social media activities, finding places to participate
- Using her previous career as an editor to help her get ahead
Is vacation different for you as a freelancer? Do you work more or less? Does it feel different? Do you come back refreshed and ready to go?
BTW: Even if attending the Creative Freelancer Conference (later this week in Chicago) isn’t exactly a vacation, you are sure to return home refreshed and ready to jump right back into your work with gusto, especially if you’ve been feeling uninspired (or is it really unmotivated?)