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One of the downs of being a freelancer is when people think you dont work at all.
They think you are Bruce wayne or something, normal people just looks at you and say: "so...you're basically unemployed all the time and live at expense of your parents".
i understand how people who isnt in the art/design industry can think like that, i guess many of them (not all) just see work like dressing up, goin to an office to work from sun to sun, doing shity tasks they hate, just to come home to sleep and wish for an early saturday, so, anyone not doing that is simply a parasite.

Anyway, im cool with that, if i have had chosen a different life style, maybe i'd be one of those people, who knows.
What bothers me, is when friends or close people, think that.

I work mostly at night...all night, until 8 am, and i have a 9 month old son, so...even if i wanted to, there's not much time to rest, and when you decide to become a freelancer to pay bills then shit gets serious, because its not like when you live with your parents where you have food and free internet, and work is only to pay stuff you want, like an xbox and shit like that, its not like setting aside work to draw personal stuff whenever you feel bored...it isnt like:  "yeah, work will come in time yay!"...NO, its not like that, you have to constantly look for it, and if you dont have then you just do something else, but you have to be allways aware that you are your own boss and no one is gonna find jobs for you.

and when your friends dont take that serious...it really sets me off.
It is quite dissapointing and sad.

Im sick of people thinking they can just dispose of my time as if i had nothing to do...im not prancing arround, telling people where i work, with whom i work, WHEN im working...its not me, shit, I have 24 and i have never cared about publishing my own artwork anywhere (i just started this year), all i have published is thanks to friends or invitations i never asked for (wich i appreciate tons) and i dont even make a fuss about it, i recently (less than a month ago) did my Artistic facebook and besides DA, has allways been the only social network i use to promote my work...do you think im the type of person who will just say HEYYY, IM WORKING ON A MAGAZINE FOR A TACO RESTAURANT  IN MY CITY! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!

NO. im not saying that whomever does that is wrong, not at all, but that's just me, i dont talk about the boring part of my work, wich is everything exept drawing.

Most of My friends know my working hours, mostly cause they want to call home and know when im awake (usually i sleep from 8am to 1pm, cause i have to take care of my son when my husbands goes to work) and they know what i do for living...many of them respect that and find my lifestyle weird, but they respect it anyway...some others dont, some others just choose to toss everything i say into the trash bin and act like if i was fucking Athina onassis, living like a nearly homeless person just by choice.

They do things, and say things that makes me feel bad, like if everything i do was just pointless and had no value. I dont care about what other people say about me, but what my friends think and say do matters.

Sorry...i dont know what i just said but i had to say it, since it happened today :/
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cuongqtran Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lavah, don't feel that way. I know I would kill to have your life style. I'm sure many of us feel that way too. You are too awesome to feel like that. You can teach me a thing or two about freelancing.
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Lavah Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou, you're very nice ;_;♥ if i can help with something please let me know, im not the most professional person but i'll do my best to help you in whatever you need n__n
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cuongqtran Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well in that case I do have a few questions for ya. I follow you on facebook. So I might ask a few questions there.
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Lavah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome n_n
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JorgeMarquez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Me pasa todo el tiempo, la mayoría de la gente no puede entender que tu trabajo no es como el de ellos y que el hecho de que tus horarios sean tan diferentes no significa que no hagas nada, es un problema muy grande por la cultura industrial que tenemos. Afortunadamente muchos de mis amigos tienen entienden por que ellos lo han vivido y el resto son muy comprensivos, el mayor problema lo tengo con mi familia. Pero se que todo saldra muy bien para ti, tienes una increible habilidad y tecnica. Saludos
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Lavah Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:( al parecer los problemas siempre son mas fuertes con la familia, en mi caso a veces son los dos :( pero muchas gracias por el apoyo :( y disculpa la tardanza, ultimamente descuido mucho el DA :(
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JorgeMarquez Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
jajaj no os preocupeis, de cualquier forma te tengo en fb :P
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Chii-Original Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lei tu journal , hubiera sido bueno que lo escribieras en español , no sé si eres latina , pero creo que aca los latinos tenemos esos problemas , esa percepcion.

Te contaré , tengo casi tu mismo horario me acuesto a las 4 y media de la mañana y me levanto a las 12 y media , hago mandados en toda la tarde y le ayudo a mi madre , y toda la madrugada la uso para trabajar. Te comprendo perfectamente , pero sí creo que deberias buscar otros amigos , no porque yo te lo digo sino que traer a tu vida gente que te entienda , es decir creo que necesitas gente que te entienda y te valore.

La gente tiene otros trabajos mas formales y mas estructurados , pero no todos nacimos para hacer lo mismo. Dimelo a mí , tuve un novio que me dejo por mi vida bohemia , porque supuestamente me estaba "suicidando" al elegir este estilo de vida que debia conseguir un trabajo "real". Nadie nos entiende , solo entre nosotros nos podemos entender.

Espero que sigas firme en tu decisión. me encanto tu journal.
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Lavah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Si, soy latina...y pues que lastima que tanta gente batalle con lo mismo, digo, no ha de ser facil ver que alguien que se queda en casa gana lo mismo que tu aguantando malas caras de jefes y toda la presion de estar en una oficina, pero digo, cuando tus seres queridos te la ponen asi no es agradable :/
como sea, el problema ya medio se arreglo, le conte lo que sucedia y parece que entendio, por ser alguien a quien quiero le voy a dar el beneficio de la duda pero no creo que aguante otra mas de esas.

:( que mala onda lo de tu ex, pero al final hasta te hizo un favor, no? :/ vivir al lado de alguien que todos los dias te dice que esta mal tu profesion pues no.
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Chii-Original Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
claro que no , fastidia. pero cuando tenemos exito en nuestras cosas... ahi si todo mundo es amigo tuyo XD

Pero bueno , exitos en tus proyectos!
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