It's not always easy. Checks you thought were a sure thing fall through or don't come until months after you've given up. Cars break down in very expensive ways. Etc.
I recently made a new friend. Like me, she doesn't have an office job. Instead she does some copywriting, some voiceovers, some ghostwriting... Like writing books, none of those seem like a sure thing. A few months ago we were having coffee.
New friend: Did I tell you I have a trust fund?
Me: [Damn! I wish I had a trust fund. No wonder she always seems so sunny. I would be too, if only I had a trust fund. Better put on a smile and pretend I'm not jealous...] Oh really?
New friend: Yes. I just trust that the funds will come.
Both of us: [Start cracking up]
I've thought about that idea a lot since then. Worrying about money does not usually end productively. And despite my worry, it continues to all work out.
So I've decided I have a trust fund, too.