Every career has its ups and downs, so sometimes we have to take the good with the bad. When I embarked upon the life of a freelancer after 16 years in corporate America sales, marketing and training, I knew I was leaving behind more than four weeks of paid vacation and personal days, benefits, and a salary. I knew I’d need to rely even more on self-discipline. I didn’t know what would surprise me the most–positively or negatively– about my new lifestyle.
a. Auditions can pop up at any time. If it’s on-camera, they’ll say, “Be at this casting agency at 1:05 on Tuesday.” Only rarely can you ask for a different time. Turnaround times for VO auditions seem to be getting shorter.