As we all know, freelancing can often feel a bit isolating. Having folks who understand the hustle and can offer solid feedback -- as well as share tips, tricks, and even gigs -- is one of the many benefits of Hives, our new online community.

The freelance lifestyle, can be a difficult adjustment for those just starting out. Going from a 9-5 where you have to put on pants and leave your house, to a more open-ended lifestyle (pants optional) can be hard to navigate.

We found this great thread from Freelance Lifestyle: Best Practices where member, and new full-time freelancer Susannah Chen was looking for some advice on making the transition to a potentially pants-free lifestyle:

*How do you get your day started? *