socialize with the like-minded
The biggest thing I was looking forward to before heading to Designer Vaca was to get a chance to meet a whole bunch of ladies who are pretty much just like me. As a freelancer you can get pretty isolated in your little home-office-cave and forget what it actually feels like to socialize with other like-minded people.
I am still in touch with some of my design school friends but most of them are working full time as in-house designers for a variety of companies. Although they may occasionally freelance on the side they just don’t “get it” sometimes. It was so refreshing to talk to some of the girls about my struggles and ideas and have them react with a huge energized smile, totally getting where I was coming from.
I’m going to try to make an effort to stay in touch with some of the ladies I’ve met, and most importantly, try to attend meet ups and events in Vancouver and meet more freelancers.
I’d love to hear how you find like-minded people in your community. How do you stay social as a freelancer and make sue you don’t hide away in your rabbit hole all winter?
This post is part of my on-going “Freelance Life” series.