Always a specialized skill set, those who truly study and know the value of rare books are quickly becoming a dying breed. However, there are still rare book schools that are dedicated to passing the knowledge on and keeping the rare book trade alive.
While things like taxes, health insurance, and decreased financial stability are oft cited as some of the gravest perils facing the freelancer, I personally came in to contact with several things I was not expecting when I took the plunge in to self-employment.
The parable of the bible is meant to describe the unconditional love God has for his children. But the term “prodigal son” has also been used as a label for people who go their own way; a way that breaks the barrier between what is expected of them and who they actually are.