What is it like? Is it hard-- as you're self-employed do you worry a lot about not having work coming in? I just got out of school and have been an illustrator my whole life... but worried about working for myself (even though upon experience I could get into other jobs down the line even if temporary) so I focused more on graphic design. But I really want to be an illustrator. I understand it may be hard for most people to get up and focus but now I'm not so worried as I have so much free time and I'd love to just draw and illustrate for magazines and all kinds of things. It's what I really want to do. I'm also intimidated as to how long it could take for it to work out. Can anyone share their story of how they became successfully self-employed? I hope it still relates to what I'm trying to do... anything would be helpful, really. Just looking for some insight. Thank you!