Can you believe that?
It does not feel like it’s been six months at all.
I still remember when I first told my employer that I was leaving. I was dreading the day. I was extremely nervous about what they would say, and I kept saying to myself “Six months from now all of this will be long forgotten.”
Well, that day has finally come! I can say that I have no regret from the decision that I made, and I’m so glad that I left my day job.
Self-employment has been going very well. I won’t lie though, I thought I would be able to increase my business income more. My income is still at the same level as when I had my day job, which is crazy to think about since I have so much more time to dedicate to work.
I guess I’m just enjoying myself a lot more these days! Nothing wrong with that, right?
Below is my update after being self-employed for six months.
Not being in an office hasn’t fazed me yet.
I still get the “I would be so lonely working at home” line all the time, but I actually prefer it this way. I don’t feel lonely at all! I know others feel differently, but I like being in the comfort of my home and spending time (probably too much time) with my fur children.
Like I said last time – At my day job, I worked in an office, but I still worked independently. I worked in an industry filled with older men (everyone was at least twice my age, but most were three times my age), so it’s not like I was being swarmed with office friends and conversations every single day.
I’m getting better at putting on “real” clothes.
I now have a rule where I have to put on real clothes after I eat breakfast. Nothing fancy, I usually just put on workout clothes even if I don’t plan on working out! Haha.
This has led me to save money as well. My closet is the emptiest it’s been in a while, mainly because I don’t really need a lot of clothes now since I’m always at home.
I still enjoy what I’m doing.
When I was in the process of making the switch to self-employment, many people told me that I would probably not enjoy the business anymore since it would no longer be a hobby. Well, they were wrong!
It’s been 6 months and I’m still as motivated and happy about everything that has happened since Day 1.
I don’t think there’s a single thing that I could say I don’t enjoy. Everything is going very well.
I wake up each morning more motivated than the previous morning. I don’t have “weekend dread,” and I also enjoy the community that I am in.
I do need to start working harder.
I am definitely still spending way too much time relaxing.
And I’m spending too much time planning the wedding. It is crazy to think that I have been planning something for almost a year and the actual wedding day will be less than 8 hours long. AHH What was I thinking?
This is probably why people think brides are insane.
Once the wedding is over, I will have no more excuses. I have a long list of things that I would like to tackle before the summer is over.
What else do you want to know about my four months being self-employed?
How is self-employment treating you?