Guilt-Free Freelancing: Four Years Later By Dawn Stanton

In January 2001, I took the plunge and decided to focus full-time on a freelance career. At the time, I felt guilty knowing I could live comfortably on my husband’s income while I got my freelance business off the ground. Eventually, though, I realized my peace of mind depended on trying to freelance, even if my basic survival didn’t. My story appeared as a’s “Success Story” in August 2001.

Slowly but surely I built a small, loyal base of clients that offered regular work, and when my husband got a job in Oregon