Last year, I was getting ready to walk out the door at my full-time job for the last time.
I was experiencing a rainbow of emotions as I packed up my office and put everything into my car to go home. I felt everything from excitement and joy, to complete and utter fear.
Over the next few days, I spent my days having the highest highs and lowest lows I’d ever experienced in my life.
I went from “This feels like a vacation. I hope I never have to go back to work at a “real job”!” to “Is it too late to get my job back?” all in the same day.
Nearly every afternoon for the first week of self employment I cried and worried that I wouldn’t make it.
I have a lot of pride and I knew having to go back and look for a traditional job again would feel like the biggest defeat. Even if no one said so, I would feel shame and embarrassment for having failed at running my own business.