Freelancing is so fun and exciting because we are so independent and can learn hands on. What I have also found, during the past few years, is that it is repeatedly terrifying. The way that a freelancer works puts him or her [they, by strange modern convention] at the equivalent of the front end of a ship at sea. When sailing onward, but its all bids and no contracts or deals that fall through, it is frightening.
It makes one want just have a day job nestled in the giant arms of a large corporation where people in other departments make sure there is a steady stream of contracts coming.