It’s been a crazy month! Without naming names, I’ll simply call this crazy month- the crazy month!
I don’t want to offend anyone (or should I say any month) here! All of the events that I’m about to share has happened in the last month. I would have lost my sanity if not for my support system, a system that’s an expert in licking away all of my stress & worries.
This crazy month (about which I’m hoping I’m building a bit of suspense) started well and good. It was even great, even if only for a short while!
I’ve been working on a freelancing site (fiverr) and I think I can say I’m doing good work there. I had completed 25 orders during this crazy month, it was a lot of work, busy weeks & weekends, but the work was also satisfying.
I’ll share more about my experience of using the freelancing platform soon on the blog.
On 15th of the month I was upgraded to level one seller on the freelancing platform. Sounds great and exciting, I thought so! But it isn’t going to be all peachy perfect, I would soon find out!
Before I jump to the events after the 15th, I must share the hardest part of the month. I really want to skip this part, the personal & emotionally exhausting part.
I’ll just quickly get this over with! On the early morning of the 6th of the month, my mother suffered a brain hemorrhage. I hated going through this bad situation and more so seeing her go through it.
She is recovering now and God willing, soon she should recover & regain her health.
My mother’s sickness bought along with it few other things. Some unpleasant truths about her, me and us. But the thing is truth never hurts us, what hurts is lies and keeping the truths from us & for too long.
That’s all I can express right now. May be someday I’ll express through written words about our complex relationship & our very very dysfunctional family. May be I’ll write a book about it someday!
But today I have courage enough only to get about two small paragraphs out of my system.
Now, moving on to events after 15th of the month. Getting good amount of work and at the right time was good and even therapeutic in some way for us.
I said us because I don’t work alone. I’ve a co-worker who also happens to be my soul sister, who also happens to be my friend, who also happens to be my real sister!
Thanks to the crazy amount of work on all fronts- personal, professional, physical and mental; I wasn’t thinking too much of anything. It was just about doing things and completing tasks.
Soon after I made it to level one seller on fiverr, I started getting a lot of messages and work. But the thing is most of them were scamming or low pay or jobs I wasn’t comfortable doing. Naturally I let those jobs go.
Almost all of my clients that I have worked with so far were extremely good to work with. A few of them were generous enough to even leave not just good reviews but extra tip for me. I was touched by such kindness and generosity.
But this crazy month, I experienced what we freelancers call a difficult buyer. And this difficult buyer made my life hell!
I reached out for help to the support center and initially I was a bit disappointed. But all’s well that ends well!
In the final email from the help center somebody just complimented me saying- you’re a great seller! The same email also referred to me as ‘the buyer’ instead of ‘the seller’ at one point towards the end.
But I choose to ignore that part. The only part I’m interested in is that I’m a great seller/ freelancer & I have it in record.
I think we have come to the perfect time and place to end this blog post and make it out of this crazy month. I’m safe and sound, I checked!
Thank you for reading!
I really hope you didn’t have a crazy month like me! Or did you?
Either way, do let me know in the comments.