Exactly 2 weeks ago today, I left the world of working for someone to enter the ranks of those who work for themselves. How does it feel? Exciting! I think my husband summarized it best when he gave me this card on my last day of employment. It read:
“Imagine Doing what you Love, and Loving what you do, being happy from the inside out, experiencing your dreams wide awake, being creative, being unique, being you—changing things the way you know they can be—Living the life you always imagined” He nailed it. As I’m writing this post, this is exactly what it feels like.
My first day as an entrepreneur felt challenging but also exhilarating, full of possibilities. I moved from a job that as my last days approached I found intolerable, to one that made me excited for Mondays. What led me here? Let’s just say that this has been years in the making. I always had the entrepreneurial bug within me. I think I inherited this from my dad, whom everyone called “buscavidas” (hustler), as I always had a hard time conforming and allowing the status quo and bureaucracy make things difficult for those people who need help.
Then, a chain of events started to happen. Let’s just say that it was as if the universe was telling me it was time to quit was I was doing in favor of what I was always meant to do. I could say that it was a series of both, unfortunate, and fortunate events that got me there, but in essence, I left a world that felt fake, uncaring, and every-man-for-himself type of world, where everyone spends and unreasonable amount of time covering their butts, for one where not only my butt, but my heart and soul are exposed for everyone to see.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I decided that from now on I will utilize this platform so that everyone out there can understand and realize that when they think they don’t have a choice, what they are really referring to is that they don’t like the choices they have, and they choose the one at hand because it is the safest, rather than expose themselves and choose what’s right.
There is always a choice!