Once you’ve done corporate for many years, there comes a point in your life when you question the path you’ve taken. Is this what I want to do for the rest of my life? Is there another path I want to take?
I’ve come by that fork in the road and the answer is a resounding yes! I do have other things in my life bucket list that I want to do. I’ve always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur but was afraid of the risks it involved. Businesses fold as easily as they are set-up. I was scared of leaving my cushy 9 to 5 job in exchange for uncertainty and possible failure.
Some do it by starting their businesses while still holding full-time jobs and doing the leg work for their businesses after work or during the weekend. There are also others that decide to just go for it and hand in their resignation. I did it because I realized once I hit my 30s, I wasn’t getting any younger.
On top of everything else, there are also the expectations of being a woman while having a career or striving to get your business off the ground. There are more balls to juggle: family, business/career, self, friends. A woman is a daughter, cook, mother, friend and nurturer all rolled into one.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?