It’s been a long while since my last entry. I don’t know if I’m doing much good sharing my experiences as a freelancer and writer, but I would like to think that even if one person benefited from what I have to share, then I’ve done well.
I have been freelancing full-time since November of last year. It’s both liberating and daunting. But it has also let me know what I knew all long but was too afraid to admit – ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
We all know this. Yet the first step in this direction can take every ounce of energy in your being.
My work focuses primarily on subtitling at this moment, with intermittent creative copy to keep me updated with the latest lingo.
My biggest challenge, as it’s always been, wary potential clients doubting my command of the English language, or any other proficiency for that matter. It doesn’t help that I come from a country where English is not the national language, or that applicants tend to look perfect on paper by overrating their skills in general.
So for every job that I get, I have to try that much harder to prove myself.
Is it frustrating? Of course. Especially when the person on the other end has neither the command or language to question my abilities. But that’s what humbling about freelancing. Your last feat is just that. It’s in the past.
So what’s the reward for me? Loving what I do. I can’t stress that enough. Confucius was right. “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work another day in our life”.
Here’s to wishing that we all find our calling in life, but more importantly, be brave enough to take the first step towards it. There’s nothing quite like living your dream.