I quit my job on Friday.
I had given two weeks notice, of course! But this month I finally made the hefty decision to quit my day job and become entirely self employed. After almost 10 years as a cubicle jockey for Wells Fargo, I’m cutting the ties and striking out on my own. My income now will depend entirely on my Etsy shops, Ebay, craft shows, and anywhere else I can think to make a dollar.
This is a decision I’ve been wrestling with for over a year now. I’ve asked for input from every friend and family member I have, and gotten lots of different responses. But in the end it’s my decision, and I’m confident that I can make this work.
I made sure to be prepared; I paid off all of my debts, including student loans, car loan, and credit cards, so I have no debt except for my mortgage. I have a decent sized savings account emergency fund, with enough money to cover the bills for at least a year. I’ve tried to cover all the bases and give myself the best chance at success. Now I can focus on growing my business without worrying about survival.
So this is the beginning of my new adventure! Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t, but I’m giving myself the chance. I’m nervous, but definitely excited! 🙂