What I’m Thankful for as a Freelance Writer

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Carla Tensuan

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When I began freelancing, I had no idea what it would be like or what to expect. I remember feeling so excited because it was new. As time passed, I realized how freelance writing stretches your potential as a self-employed creative professional. Freelancing is not just a side hustle but a rewarding career option. Here are four of the many things I’m thankful for as a freelance writer who has faced ups and downs. It’s been one heck of a year, but there’s no doubt it’s well worth it.

Working from home

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As we’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home can be a blessing and a curse. But I prefer to work from home because it makes it easier to balance my married life with my work life without any distractions. Remote work allows me to make crucial decisions without being distracted by the pressures of the office.

Having flexible hours

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Freelance writing allows for flexibility, which is something I’m grateful for. I like to work at my own pace, which means I can work on my schedule, no matter the time of day. I’m also thankful for the ability to work on my terms. For most projects, I don’t have to adhere to someone else’s schedule. I can decide when I want to work and when I want to take time off.

Honing my craft and creativity

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I’m also grateful for freelance writing because it has allowed me to make a career out of something I love. When I was going through school, I always imagined that I would be a writer or have a career in the creative industry. So, it was a perfect fit when I decided to pursue freelancing. It’s been a thrilling journey so far.

Working with inspiring people

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One of the best benefits of freelancing is that you work with inspiring people. Working with people from different parts of the world helps make you a better writer, which is why I’m thankful for the teams and organizations I’ve had the privilege of working with. I’ve had the chance to work with highly talented people, which has made my work better. Having different perspectives on my work has taught me about different writing styles and how to execute them. It’s also made me more open to trying new things, which has helped me grow as a writer.

I’m thankful for my life as a freelance writer and all the opportunities it has provided me to focus on what I do best while still enjoying life.

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About the author

Carla Tensuan is a freelance writer, editor, and communications specialist. She specializes in crafting creative copy, blog content, and press releases. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, and practicing yoga in her free time. She lives with her husband in Manila, Philippines.