VITD SPECIAL: Social Pressure & Social Conformity | Voices in the Dark
With Jon moving to Thailand in the next few weeks, we've decided to start a new regular series where we catch up, share our experiences and dig deep into the cool and weird ideas and situations we've been encountering. You, dear listeners, have repeatedly asked us to share more of what we get up to in life and in the making of the show, so here – finally – is what you've been asking for! For this first episode, Jon talks about the psychological and emotional challenges of switching to freelancing. Without the reassurance of a monthly pay-cheque he's having to deal with a constant stream of challenges that push all of his insecurity buttons: bartering, drawing boundaries with disrespectful clients, taking on daunting projects with tight deadlines, and much more besides. Freelancing is meant to bring greater freedom in life, but when you're hustling to make a few bucks, how do you carve out the time to actually enjoy that 'freedom'? And what about Thailand? Would you be willing to travel