Ideal day

Ideal day - student project

I must admit I already live my perfect day sometimes.

When I started out as a freelancer, I did not know I was going to love it. It was a bit scary. The world's so big and people look like they know what they're doing. And I didn't have a clue. I thought I might go back to working for a company shortly after I took the plunge. But it was not like that.

I loved being a freelancer from the first day. Suddenly it all fell into place and I could be my introverted self without having to make excuses. I could decide what to do with my time and my space.

But not everything was perfect. In fact, many things were not perfect. I was afraid and I still am. Freelancing is not safe, you never know how things are going to work out, you don't know if you are going to have clients or if you're gonna get paid. So it wasn't as joyful as it should have been.

I do love translating. And I don't plan to stop doing it. But I need something else. And so I went on and created some blogs, and some creative space. And then I opened up a little publishing house.

I still need to see some money coming my way to be able to breathe in, but I do have some perfect days with some translation in the morning, along with some editing or publishing, and then I go on and do something manual in the afternoon: creating content for the blogs or just DIYing around the house or cooking some tacos and enjoying a cold beer in the fading sun.

I just love being master of my time, and I do like it when I don't have that much paying work and I can concentrate on the things that really fill my heart. I'm fighting hard to make those activities my main job, though.

I love my days when they are quiet and I can think. And I can research, and read and come up with ideas and projects for my publishing house or my blog. I love them when they include some adventure and we prepare a little trip or a family adventure, or just a solo activity for myself.

I do a lot of what I love. I am deeply grateful for all the things I get to fit in my life. I just wish I could do a little more. But I'm not going to wait to win the lottery to do it. I'm just trying to include everything I can on a daily basis.