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Freelancing = Loneliness?

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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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Tiffany S wrote:

One of the big benefits of freelancing is flexibility, which includes the flexibility to go to the gym mid-morning, have a two-hour lunch with a friend, call your mom when the whim strikes, volunteer during hours that are typically hard for non-profits to staff (and so on, and so on). 

 


I've been freelancing for almost 3 years now, and I've never been that lonely. Smiley Tongue

 

I live at hotels, so when I feel lonely I go to the coffee shop in the lobby and work from there. I can talk to the people who work there, and as an extra perk their job is to bring me coffee, beer and food. It's perfect!

 

Forums and chats are good as well, but I use that mostly for procrastination, which to be fair is what I spend most of my days on...

 
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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Great discussion everybody!

 

Working remotely from home can feel pretty lonely sometimes. Reading through this thread, I realize we all have some common ways of dealing with it. My dog pretty much claimed the little loveseat sofa in my office as his own. Like Sergio, I have a very social hobby. And I agree with Nichola, cyber communication is great for bringing families, friends and teams together even if they are on opposite sides of the world, but meeting in person from time to time is also necessary. That's why this summer has been great for me as I got to visit my family in Ukraine AND our Community Team had a meet up in Serbia!

~ Valeria
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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Valeria K wrote:

Community Team had a meet up in Serbia!


I don't even want to know what has been drunk and what has been said about us.

 

 

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Rene K wrote:

Valeria K wrote:

Community Team had a meet up in Serbia!


I don't even want to know what has been drunk and what has been said about us.

 

 


How could you not?  Definitely want to be a fly on that wall.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I hope I got a mention.

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
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Jennifer M wrote:

I hope I got a mention.

 

Something about 'sweaty'...


 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Richard S wrote:

Something about 'sweaty'...


 


So RUDE if they make fun of my spelling problems.

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Parth P Member Since: Aug 9, 2013
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Music and i spend my time on learning new stuff , Its my passion so i don't feel lonely at all Smiley Happy There is always something new for me to learn and keep me exciting Smiley Happy

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Brian S Member Since: Aug 9, 2019
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I would.....TURN UP THE MUSIC!!! Remote is so enjoyable. Peace and creativity and coffee. 

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Irene B Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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I have five dogs....and babysit the 'granddog', i.e. daughter's miniature dachshund during the week while she is at work. Hm. Then there are the three geriatric cats. Not to mention the parrot - he talks a mile a minute. Hmm. (Does some thinking.) Oh...painting out the house one room at a time...then there's the garden to see to... (Let's see)...Oh yes, that book I am reading...the jewelry I am busy designing in my head... Nope. Never lonely. Can't comment. Sorry.

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