I get to travel more and work less than most people do. Those are the perks. But is it something I'd recommend? Not to everyone.
Working in boom and bust cycle isn't easy. When business is going well, it can get to your head. Not getting a gig for a few weeks or longer really takes a toll on your ego. I envy the structure of earning a paycheque every month that you can depend on.
I love what I do, and I couldn't be more grateful. I take these challenges as I do the perks.
Meditation and journalling has helped me reduce the extreme highs and lows on either end of the emotional spectrum. Being more sensitive to my emotions and reactions has been key.