When I woke up at 12pm on a Tuesday afternoon, I had a feeling that that was just about as much sleep I would get this week. Work was piling up sky-high and everything that needs my attention is urgent.

Freelancing as a web developer/designer is never an easy thing to do. I give up my sleep hours, burn my weekends, work through the nights and probably sacrificing tonnes of personal time with my loved ones just to make ends meet. Something really isn’t right here. While I may seem like ranting, I think this is something that I asked for; and nope, no one pointed a gun at me – no knives, no kidnaps, no blackmails.

Of course, sometimes I wonder if it is all worth it – spending so much time working just for a mere pittance, and people have been telling me that I should be out there selling insurance policies and houses. “要做就做大的” (if you want to do it, then make it big), my friends would always tell me.

Why should you spend sleepless nights and rushing weekends working for such a small amount of money?

But what most of my friends don’t understand, this is about the best thing I can do with my own hands. I don’t think there’s another job that I can do without time and spatial constraint. Short of selling myself, I really don’t know what else I can do just to make that dollar more.

I guess today is just one of the near breakdown points. 32 hours and counting. I am quite sure I will be breaking the 72 hours record soon. Perhaps even more. 🙁



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