Yes, keep the faith! I still do contract work because my full-time position only last the school season, 9 months of the year, and I’m not very good at stretching that money across the other 3. What I like most about independent contract work is that if I hate the job, it’s over in a couple of months. The worst? Filing taxes with multiple1099s from several different states.
What I can’t stand most is being idle. I hope you’re finding interesting projects to keep you occupied during your search. Wishing you all the best!