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.