Just My Luck

As many of you know, I do voiceover work.  This dates back to my former days as a radio personality and I just have one client.  It just so happens that I am having my best year EVER so far.  Normally in 12 years I have never made more than $5,000.00 a year, and that’s a lot. Well, because I am having this great year, the lawyer who was going to appeal my disability denial says I am on track to make too much money and will not take my case!

Freelance, as many bloggers know, doesn’t work like that!  I have gone six months and more without a call from this client.  It is impossible for me to estimate what I might make and when they might call me for another job.  The law firm says they will only take my case if I give up working entirely, but if I do that I will definitely burn a bridge and this is the only way for me to make a little bit of money.

I can’t believe it.  The one year that I have made the most money had to be this year.  I don’t know if I will be able to find a lawyer who will take my case and who understands the nature of freelance work. I cried a bit, then went through shock and paralysis; seriously.  Then I took a couple of  Xanax, a couple of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and a portable DVD player and went to bed.

I am going to try to find another lawyer.  I feel like my life is like: crisis, react to crisis and move on; rinse and repeat.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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