i just turned down an assignment that i'd have to write and report today. i would've taken it if i'd had a few days to work on it. but the facts that i didn't sleep until 3:30 a.m. and that i'm having trouble walking comfortably at all today prompted me to turn it down. it's a little silly because one of the reasons i'm so pleased with this freelancing gig is the freedom, freedom to turn down a story when i'm 8 months pregnant and not feeling well, a story i'd have to do if i was an actual employee of the newspaper because employers don't typically care if you haven't slept and your girl parts hurt 'cause a baby is trying to get out. but i don't feel particularly good about having turned that story down. it wasn't a hard story. i probably could've done it if i'd put my mind to it. and heaven knows we could've used the money.
so what stinkin good does a flexible stay-at-home-mom/freelancing career do if i just feel bad for turning down maybe the third story i've turned down in seven months?