At Redbubble, I talk about my horrible year of freelancing, and the professional (and personal) disappointments that followed.
In a lot of ways, 2013 will go down as a kind of annus horribilis for me, both personally and professionally. The end of this year has found me laid off (twice), broke in a new city, worried that I might lose the car I worked so hard to pay off, accumulating debt again, taking on a sketchy roommate, and generally feeling like I’m trapped back in my post-college years again. Basically, I found that many of the things I thought were secure and a sure thing in my life were built on some frightening mix of quicksand and fire ants. Super intelligent fire ants that will crawl into your brain and convince you that you’re talentless, unloveable human garbage before pulling you down to the depths.
Read the whole thing here.