From the Reno Gazette-Journal, Randi Thompson expresses her appreciation for independence and the ability to work as an independent contractor instead of as an employee. She writes:
“we all should stop and think for a moment just what independence and freedom really mean. It’s something different for each of us, but they are two things for which we should all be grateful.
For me, first of all, it’s the choice and the ability to work for myself as an independent contractor. Being my own boss is a tremendous source of freedom for me. It allows me to pursue work that makes me happy. It means setting my own work schedule. It means being able to work late on a Saturday night and then go golfing on a Monday afternoon. I have worked in offices, and tried to do the 9-to-5 thing, but that just isn’t me.
The freedom to be able to balance my work and personal life is tremendously precious to me. I am grateful to live in a country that allows me that freedom, but protecting that freedom is still a battle in many state legislatures and in Congress. That is why I joined a national coalition called “It’s My Business” (itsmybusiness.com) to add my name to the growing list of those willing to fight to ensure people can work for themselves.
Independence also means the ability to be independent. It means being responsible for my actions and choices and accepting the consequences of both. I’m grateful that my parents raised me to be responsible….”
Read the full story at Randi: I’m grateful for independence.