There is no denying the fact that I enjoy my career as a freelance writer. That being said, many people believe that it is a career path that does not require much time and effort. Of course, anybody who has ever worked as a writer is well aware that this is not the case.
As of late, I have been working 10+ hours per day. In fact, I have been working so much that I have only made one post on this blog over the last month. Most of my “work time” has gone to client projects, as opposed to my own.
Fortunately, I have been able to maintain a solid balance between my work and personal life. Despite the fact that I am working quite a bit, I am still able to spend time with my family and on my hobbies.
Although I have done a good job maintaining a good balance, I speak with people all the time who are spending so much time advancing their career that the rest of their life is nothing but a blur.
If you find yourself in this position, there is no better time than now to adjust your priorities and focus on taking your life back. Over the next few months, I hope to make a few minor changes here and there to help better control my hours.
Too much work is a good problem to have. That being said, it can lead to potential issues if not addressed appropriately.