I could cry I feel so grateful
If you would have told me I'd be living the "laptop" lifestyle at 24, I'm not sure I'd believe you.
I traded my 9-5 for consulting, aka I traded financial certainty for more freedom.
In the beginning, I struggled. Hard. I wasn't sure where to start and had a tough time figuring out how to get people to believe in the value I could offer them.
Fast forward to today: I'm able to design my days how I want. This morning I woke up, walked 5 min to my favorite coffee shop, got some work done, and went to the gym by 3pm. I'm able to sleep in, go for a walk if I want to, and socialize with new strangers. (My fav lol)
And other days (often weekends), I'm shooting 12 hours and rushing home to edit for another 2-3. It's hard work but I love it. I love that I've created the opportunity for myself to be creative, to help others, and to create my own schedule everyday. I feel proud.
I'm learning: My time > money. 💯
Sure, some months I make less than I did at my 9-5; shoot, some months I barely got by! Life's a roller coaster, whatevs.
But pushing myself to learn how to be the best consultant I can be, helping as many people as I can, reminds me why I'm on this planet. I have a purpose.
This is just the beginning of living my dreams 💖
I hope this inspires you that you can live yours too.