I Didn’t Know Being Your Own Boss Meant Living Life Like This

The side of solopreneurial life you don’t see online.

Anangsha Alammyan
The Startup

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Photo by Dip Devices on Unsplash

The freedom to work on your own terms is exhilarating.

I learned this when I quit my job to become a full-time writer in 2021.

No more rigid schedules or restrictive policies. I could choose my projects, set my work hours, and make my own rules.

For the first few months, it felt as if I’d unlocked the secret to a happy life. I woke up every day with stars in my eyes, and when I went to sleep at night, all I had in my heart was gratitude.

This brand new life felt almost too good to be true.

Turns out, it was.

Within a few months, I found myself working around the clock. Amidst building my personal brand, writing articles, and working on the client’s content, I was always exhausted.

Not having the stability of a regular paycheck often made me question if I was truly doing my best. As the initial excitement wore off, the isolation of working alone took a toll on my mental peace.

That’s when I realized what it actually means to lead a self-employed life.

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