Today is officially the first day of the rest of my life. I am finally free of the job that I have disliked since day one. I can now focus on building up my own web development business.
It really surprises me how I managed to stay there as long as I did.
Why Did I Stay So Long?
The reason it took so long for me to finally give in and quit was fear. It is a scary thing to give up a secure thing, especially a paycheck. I had grown so used to the job that I could perform it in my sleep without even using my brain. So in a way, it was really easy. I just had to spend 40 hours of my time every week sitting somewhere I didn’t want to be. There was stress from time to time, but nothing I couldn’t handle.
I Need A Challenge
My job offered little to no challenge whatsoever. Everyday I did the same things over and over and never met any new people. The sheer boredom from it is what drove me crazy. I like to think of myself as a pretty smart person that has more to offer than plugging in computers for a decent paycheck.
This is what made me decide to work for myself and help people build websites and blogs. Not only is it a job that offers mobility, but it is something I am passionate about and enjoy doing. So I asked myself, “why not try and make a job out of it?”
It is always a challenge and everyday brings new things. I have met more people through this blog than I ever did at a job. And the coolest part of all is the fact that the people I have met are from all over the world. It sure beats working with the same people everyday.
It’s Now Or Never
Starting today, I am going to work as hard as I can to make this work out for the better. If I don’t try now it will never happen. I am committed 110% and have no worries that I will make enough money through blogging to stay alive.
I also hope to travel as much as possible with the freedom I have now. I have gotten a lot of responses to my travel posts and people say they love my stories. So I will try my best to keep them coming and as interesting as possible.
So stick around, my life is going to get even more entertaining.
PS. Thanks to everyone that has ever stopped by my blog and left a comment. Your feedback is what keeps my motivation high enough to stick with blogging even when it gets difficult at times.