Research shows that fewer than one in five women feel confident returning to work after maternity leave. Plus, it takes new mothers four months to get their confidence back when they return to work after maternity leave.

This confidence crisis is exacerbated when instead of having a steady job to go back to with a predictable stream of work, consistent hours and a team of friendly colleagues - you’re going back to FREELANCING (dun dun dunnn).

Not only does working independently require huge amounts of self-confidence, it also requires us to put ourselves out there to find work. This process isn’t so bad when you’re in the swing of it. Before going on mat leave you may have had a good stream of work, with consistent clients and a rhythm of project after project. …

Emily Kay

Doing the freelancer thing. Writing about the real story.

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