To bring you up to speed, I entered the workforce after graduating college to help support my wife as she went to Pharmacy school.
Working in the old-school corporate America has never been a dream of mine but I knew it would be the easiest option for me to support my wife and build up my side career as a writer and content creator.
In 2017, my wife will finally graduate and land a job which means I don’t have to be the bread winner anymore. My plan is to quit my full-time job as a supply chain analysist (I actually do like math!) and invest 100% of my time into my personal brand and business.
(I forgot to mention that I have a 1.5 year old son so I’ll be a stay-at-home dad as well.)
There are so many unknowns I am facing:
- What will it be like to work for myself?
- Will being a stay-at-home dad drain me more than a 40-hour office job?
- Do I really have what it takes to build my own business from scratch?
However, like you said, it all comes down to knowing yourself. I know I am not cut out for an average office job, it’s too easy for me. I need a challenge in my life and this next phase of my life will present plenty of challenges.
Over the next few months, I hope to contribute more to The Ascent on what I’ve learned going through my transition.
I don’t know what I want to be either when I grow up. But I know what I don’t want to be. At least that’s a start.