I've had quite a few part time and full time jobs where I was fully employed, going off to work somewhere and I've always hated it. I always wanted to be my own boss, to work when it suited me. And that's I've been doing for the past few months. And really enjoyed it! But there are definite downsides to being a freelancer.
One of them is: you only get payed when you actually do the work. That's quite obvious, I know. But it's different knowing that and experiencing it. I've been feeling a bit under the weather and after after I already missed a week of work while I was at the film festival, I had to take some time off to recover and than took some more time to slowly get back to working full time again. So now I'm not only behind on my projects, I'm also realizing that it'll take that much longer until I can write my bills and get payed. As much as I always hated being employed and having to be somewhere at a certain time, I didn't mind payed vacations and sick days!
Having said that, I'd better go and get on with things! What downsides to freelancing have you experienced?