A typical day in my translator’s life

Many people wonder what does a freelancer’s day look like.

However, there is no simple or universal answer to this question. It really depends on your job, your lifestyle, your family situation and even your income goals.

In my case, I don’t have any children yet, but I have a house and a husband to take care of. I have a rather flexible job and my income goal is not as high as it could be, because I prefer working (and therefore earning) a little bit less per day to be able to have a walk every day, cook our food from scratch and so on. As you can imagine from these words, we also live pretty frugally. Continue reading

5 things that make my freelance day happier

Of course, I do love translating and running my freelance business, but one of the main reasons why I’ve chosen this life is certainly the freedom a freelancing activity ensures. The ability to chose the people to work with, my business hours and my schedule is priceless and so invaluable that I’m beyond grateful for it.

This also gives me the chance to enrich my working days with a few “happy things” that help me reach the end of the day with a smile, no matter how hard my tasks at hand were. A few examples? Here we go! Continue reading