The Highs (And Lows) Of Working For Yourself

'Roller Coaster, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, California'
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Sometimes I think to myself that I'm just not tall enough to be on this roller coaster. I snuck on, thinking I was special and the rules wouldn't apply to me. But it turns out I hate roller coasters.

I'm referring, of course, to the extreme highs and lows that characterize the first year (at least) of self-employment. I wrote a couple of weeks ago that for most of the past year, I've alternated between times of panic, because I didn't have any projects on my plate, and times of feeling utterly overwhelmed by all the work I'd managed to score. I chose at that time not to talk about the panic side, so I'm doing that now.