Considering about 100% of the people that know about my new endeavor have asked the exact same question, I figured it would be beneficial to just answer now or forever hold my peace. Generally, the conversation goes like this:
Them: WOW, I am so excited for you and your travels this year!
Me: Thank you so much, this is quite a big step, but I'm pumped to take this leap.
Them: So what are you going to be doing exactly?
Me: Well, I will be traveling throughout Latin America for the next year and freelancing full time.
Them: But... how will you make money?
Me: Freelancing...full time.