After being a legit business owner for 9 years, I’ve decided to call it quits. I’m tired of the grind, the pressure and the lack of work to life balance. Sure, the money can be great once you get it going, but to me it’s not worth it. I originally started working from home after I had my kids because I didn’t want them to be raised by daycare. But now that they’re older and all in school I find myself wanting to get back into the workforce and be involved in office politics for some strange reason.
You see, when you own your own business you don’t get a chance to interact with people like you would at a regular job. You also don’t get any sick or vacation days unless you’re prepared to take a hit to your wallet. You also can’t slack off and bullshit at your desk all day because what you do has a direct correlation to how much income you’re taking in.
Being able to take off when you want to and having a flexible, non-traditional schedule was cool for a minute, but I want a steady paycheck and peace of mind that I’ll still get paid no matter what I do. When it comes to owning a business, a lot is left to chance, which is something I’m not a fan of. You could work 80 hours per week and still not make enough to rival the salary you could be making at a regular job. If the market is not feelin your product or can’t afford it you’re sh*t out of luck.
I’m not saying that entrepreneurship is bad per se, it’s just not for me. And this is something that I’ve recently discovered. See, I was preparing to start up my clothing brand again for next year until I decided that is wasn’t worth it. I’m not trying to be stressed out all the time and working around the clock again. I want to enjoy life more and owning a business does not afford me that opportunity. So, sayonara to the grind. It’s been real.