Monthly Archives: May 2012

Home Again, Home Again!

I have to say that I’m particularly excited this week. Next week, I’m all set to head back home to Denver for a couple of interviews and to of course see friends and just have an all around good time.

As a freelance writer, traveling is usually not a part of the daily grind; that is if you don’t take into account the traveling from home to the nearby coffee shop or that of the library; however, there are of course travel writers – those writers who get to write about the places they’ve been and traveled to.

I’ve talked about the idea of getting back to the old work environment, and why even if you’re enjoying the easy life of a freelancer, the idea of returning to the daily 9 to 5 can sometimes be a great idea. I of course started freelancing as part of a ‘how to make more money while trying to keep my job’ adventure. It’s officially been two years and while I may have a ton of different articles under my name, for the moment, I do not see the financial heights that others have.

And you know what – I think that’s okay.

I am headed back to Denver with the purpose of hopefully returning by the end of the month or beginning of June so that I can celebrate my birthday back where I belong. There’s certainly something to be said about looking forward to a vacation; ever notice how you seem to become more focused and more productive as your days away loom closer? I did a blog about vacations and the freelancer and how the dilemma to actually enjoy a vacation is met with the ability to work away from home.

Now, to be truthful, this is of course part business trip, part vacation, as I will be actively job hunting, but it doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy picking up an article or two. That’s why freelancing is so great.

So what happens should I get a job? Well, the hope is to of course keep writing; I’ve been part-time freelancer before, so this shouldn’t be all that different from last time; however, this time I think I will put a little more effort into making sure that when (or if) I decide to go complete freelance writer again, I’m better prepared to beat the feast or famine cycle.

Next week, expect a post from good ole Denver!