It’s Been One Year Since I Quit My Job For Self-Employment

It's Been One Year Since I Quit My Job For Self-Employment

Not a great picture, but it’s one of the only pictures I have from my trips in the past year that has me in it.

My official last day at my day job was October 11, 2013, but that’s a Saturday this year so I am posting my first annual self-employment update a few days early.

As a little refresher, I left my day job last year to pursue my online business full-time.

I honestly cannot believe it has been one year since I left my day job. My day job wasn’t a horrible one, but it also wasn’t the greatest. I didn’t look forward to working and I dreaded every Sunday because it meant I would have to go into a stressful job the next day.

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How To Become Financially Stable and Keep The Job You Love

How To Become Financially Stable and Keep The Job You LoveOne phrase I often hear is “Michelle, you’re just lucky. Your story doesn’t really apply to anyone else.”

Someone even tweeted me yesterday and told me that while they liked my story, that it’s just not realistic.

I even had a friend tell me the other day that she hated her job and she felt like she was having a quarter life crisis. She didn’t know what to do next – leave her stable, but stressful job, or finally pursue something she wanted to do?

One of my top tips for anyone who wants to pursue a job they want is to work towards being more financially stable.

It makes the whole process easier because you won’t have to stress about money (as much) and you can focus on other things in life. Being financially stable can make getting or keeping your dream job more possible for many people.

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