How many times have you read an article, listened to a self-help guru on YouTube or read a book about being the best version of yourself that you can be and question yourself on how you could possibly do what is recommended and still pay the bills?
For me, it’s been countless times. These author’s theories are great “in theory” but what many fail to recognize is the fact that many of us do still have to pay the bills. Many authors glorify “quitting your job” but to be honest, it may sound amazing and YOLO, but some of us aren’t cut out to deal with the intense pressure of not knowing when you will receive your next paycheck. I mean how can you calmly create a work of art, a piece of writing or any other means of creation while you are worried about if you will have a roof over your head next month?
Many of us don’t have this luxury. To be quite honest, I have spent the last 15 years of my life as a per-diem registered nurse and serial entrepreneur. I had a successful company for a few years and an amazing opportunity to take over my father’s business, but it just didn’t work out for me in the end.
Now, I find myself with a lot less anxiety after going back to work 9 to 5 and wanting to create. I want to write and start a company so bad I can taste it, but how with a full-time job? The only way I can see doing this is by putting in the time after hours and on weekends. Of course, the ironic part of all of this is that now, when I don’t have the time to do it, I want to create. However, when I was per-diem and only working about 20 hours a week, my fear of not being able to meet the bills paralyzed me from being able to create anything in the first place.
Anyway, I’m happy to be back and more determined than ever to make this work!