Freelancing and other things

Such a creative title, whoa so much power… lol well it can’t be helped, first I want to talk about my experience being a freelancer,  specifically working in UpWork (previously Odesk)

I started when a friend told me about it, I had jobs before you know, costume shop and others, but usually I couldn’t deal with less than nice comments or the stress so I, more than once, literally left running in tears… I knew I wasn’t good adapting to society and shit, but was this a sentence?

Fuck no, working from home was IT, I didn’t use my account much to be honest, that was hm 1 year and a bit ago, I just did what he suggested me, apply to EVERY job that caught my eye and wait, eventually I managed to get some very cool ones, ah cos let me tell you, besides the jobs that let you choose your own pace and you just have to meet the deadline, there are some that require a fixed schedule, those are a no-no for me, one of the things I like most about freelancing is that I am not chained.

I only choose those where I can freely decide if I want to speed like a maniac or take it easy.  Now, they all pay in dollars, I live in Mexico, so even low paying ones are so much better than a regular job here, the last in-person job I had paid something like, 2,200 pesos per 15 days, so 4,400 a month, IF , and I want to make this clear, IF they paid whole, cos you had to rush to bathroom and to eat if you wanted to keep your “bonus” , with one of my recurring jobs, the porn one, the one I like the most, with a single batch of descriptions I make that much, it takes me between 3 and 5 days, and it’s maybe 15 hours? 18 tops. The other job was 6 hours daily, Saturdays too. So you can see which one is the best!

The best part is I don’t have to go out lol, the second best part is da payment, is usually handsome! I also get small things, like for 5,10 dollars, but all counts! the third best thing is you get to do a lot of different stuff, I was only doing translations till I decided I was good enough coming up with shit as not to try “creative writing”, from casino reviews to health articles, it’s so much fun.

Some transcriptions too, some subtitle making, it’s cool to learn new skills on the go and if you don’t like something much, or someone, you just finish and never talk to them again, it’s dead easy.

Of course, sometimes I was a bit worried, when the next job would come? the next payment? which by the way is solved with the applying to all approach, last week I did NOTHING, this week, I had some subtitle translating for a language learning website, rushed porn, cos they needed it fast and an article on wellness. I managed to finish it all, it was super stressful yes, I am demolished, yes, but this happens every 2 weeks or so, I usually take it easy and have 1-2 projects at the same time at most. So, we can say I supa work 3-4 days a month, chill work about 7 and the rest is vacation. I’d say I’m winning in life. Some people are maniac all week long… -shivers-

This may not be for everyone, cos it’s not a “certain” thing, but I prefer to sometimes wonder than to feel chained with my life drained doing shit I hate. Of course some people love the job stability and to climb ranks, that’s good,  I am not saying it’s bad, it’s just not for me, so I’m happy that there’s different options for people like me.

Now on the other things that I mentioned in the title :

Back pain, I don’t know what you think about it and this is my blog so, regardless of what you think I’ll write what I think, lol.

There’s many books, ideologies and belief systems that claim that physical pain usually has an emotional cause, which I agree, why? Well, because, for example, when I sprained my ankle last year, I hadn’t had a sprain in like, 15 years, so why in that moment? I was again conforming in a relationship that didn’t make me happy cos it didn’t give me what I needed/wanted, the part of your body that gets you moving and points direction is your feet right? Well, after this incident, I had a lot of time to talk and it’s when I made some major changes, (again) in my life, so in the end, not being able to walk as usual, gave me the tools to decide in which way did I want to go with my life, relationships,etc.

So, a few weeks ago I had a contracture on my back, it was pretty annoying and bad, now, you know I tend to worry too much and think too much…most people get stiff necks when worried ne? Apparently for me is my back and a very particular spot, also sitting here for like 14 hours isn’t good at all,yes I was working but also, also, they asked me to have like 100-150 descriptions made by the 11, I decided, for myself, to have it ALL done by yesterday (the 10th for them) so that was my own decision. Anyway, the pain is back a bit, but it’s different, it doesn’t hurt to breath, which is awesome, so I’m debating between going to gym, getting it checked or staying here, resting 3 days and going back on Monday, since it’s upper body day today, so back,chest, bicep, triceps and shoulders.

I still worry sometimes yes, about for example, not doing well enough at gym, by the way, I changed weight in some exercises, less weight but full ROM, which is GOOD and works muscles better. I guess sometimes I still get impatient, but alas! I can see a bit of hamstring popping out now, so, this whole eating and lifting seems to the be key to being hot lol

I am not really worried about my trip anymore tho, I mean, I get nervous cos wahhhh, we’ll meet and omg! but I’m really looking forward, ah I should get my passport next week or so ,anyway that part is good I think.

I think I’m supa far from perfect, but we aren’t on earth to be perfect, we have to eat and we poop for crying out loud xD, we can improve every day tho  🙂

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