The gamble of finding day-to-day employment or the gamble of being trapped in the cycle of a 40-hour workweek? Too much free time or no free time at all? Steady paycheck or unsteady paycheck?
What are you now? Freelance or full-time? Which would you prefer?
If you prefer the opposite of what you are doing now, welcome to a very crowded club. The grass is always greener on the other side. Full-timers want more time to do what they want. Freelancers want steady work and more security. Both lifestyles suck and rule for different reasons.
It boils down to personal aptitude. Some lack the agency to survive freelancing on their own. And some cannot sit still in one job to save their lives. You have to try both to appreciate both. Only then can liberate yourself from the cons of both.
Freelance or full-time? It’s a trick question for me. I want to find balance between the two. The grass may be greener on the other side, but I prefer the high ground – atop the hill separating both sides. Better tactical advantage.