The first time I ever worked from home, I was 23 years old and I was freelancing for MAC Cosmetics. I had just quit my job with zero plans as to what my next move was (don’t ever do that), but I knew for sure that where I was just wasn’t it. Working remotely had never occurred to me before MAC had presented the option- I guess I always assumed that if I was going to have a job, it would require me to be in office, which was something that I always dreaded. As an artist and creative, finding work that gives me the flexibility to create is imperative but usually comes with a cost. Most times, it can feel extremely challenging and somewhat crippling because you feel like you don’t have control of your schedule. After I successfully completed my first remote assignment, I knew that eventually, I wanted to get back to working remotely, but If I wanted to do it on my own terms, I would have to put in that work, first.
Yesterday, I made a post on Facebook, encouraging my FB fam and friends to not be discouraged by student loan debt. Over the course of a few weeks, I’ve seen a lot of statuses and comments about repayment;how it’s inescapable and utterly depressing, and it’s true, but it doesn't have to be.