It can get lonely at times, but it helps to have a client who wants you to visit their office. In the beginning it has also quite stressful for me since I gave up the “financial security” I used to have. I put quotes around it because nobody really knows for sure if the job they do, even with a permanent contract, still exists in a few months / years.
Nice to hear about the loneliness that can accompany working from home. Feeling alone can happen even if you’re not a freelancer, it’s something to address for all remote workers.
One of the big ways we can do that is by being intentional about seeing others outside of our work time. We try to have a friend over every Friday for pizza as one of the ways to do this. I also am starting back with a Thursday running group to get some more adult interaction.