Today marks an exciting and hopefully memorable day for me. The first day that I will no longer be working for another company. To many around me, this meant that I am officially unemployed – but to me it carries different meaning. I am officially self employable. A long time dream of me.
I decided to take this plunge exactly two weeks ago when I realized that I would likely never be happy working for someone else. It always starts the same – peak excitement to be in a new environment and around more experienced people and it all ends the same – plateauing due to diminished passion. Not towards application development – my craft, but more to the fact that I seldom share the company’s vision. Programming to me is creating digital solutions to problems and I have come to realize that I excel when I have a genuine interest in solving those problems. That often involves working on my own ideas.
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of positive support that I received from my circle regarding my decision. They all seemed to have recognized my ability to thrive as a business owner and that made me feel proud and even more confident about my decision. Entrepreneurship has always been an aspiration and it would be remiss of me to say that I wasn’t built for that lifestyle. I spend my days observing issues around me and brainstorming ways to improve and fix those situations. I prefer to call the shots – I’ve never enjoyed the idea of working for anyone else and even when I had no choice I would spend hours after a day of work grinding on my own aspirations. So it made sense that I figure out my own way – I’d much rather spend 12 hours a day working on my business than 8 on someone else’s.
That’s all for now, I’ll keep posting updates everyday with my experiences – good and bad, in the hopes of demonstrating the overall perks of pulling that trigger and following your dreams.