If you ask most people why they’d ever want to freelance, I think most would answer with the words “beach,” “anywhere,” and “travel” in their descriptions. I want to bring another answer to the table for those who need a more practical reason. Flint Avenue is the key.
I’m currently writing this blog as my 2-year old is revving his monster trucks at my feet. I’m also writing this as my disabled husband is also home, working in the office. I don’t consider anything more important than family, and Flint Avenue’s embrace of the freelance lifestyle allows me to be home with my boys.
I was there when my kiddo took his first steps and at his first dentist appointment. I’m there to throw loads of laundry in during work breaks so we’re not drowning in evening housework. But best of all, I’m there when he just misses his mama.
My husband is home because his disease has been acting up. I freelance so I can be home to help him when he has attacks. I’m here to drive him to the doctor appointments. I’m home so I can protect him as he’s vulnerable at this phase in his life.
Being out in the world as opposed to an office often inspires me to think creatively. It’s not always easy. I’ve taken conference calls on mute with a screaming baby on my knee. But the flexibility that freelancing affords also increases your flexibility to handle complex situations on the job as well, and that flexibility is increasing labor supply. It’s making me a better version of myself, both personally and professionally.’
My boys won’t need me home forever, but right now, I’m in the right place at the right time.
Melissa Dusette is Digital Project Ninja for Flint Avenue, as well as Brand Anthropologist at Golden Wolf Photography. She specializes in Personal Branding Photography.
Contact Melissa today at: firstname.lastname@example.org