Hi everyone! So firstly apologies for the long winded title (I never was good at them) but I feel like it sums up this post perfectly. I have been unemployed for two months now and it has been a struggle. For me, though, it’s not even the lack of money that worries me, it is the pressure of finding a job. The hardest thing about finding a job is finding the right one for me, particularly after my experience with my last job. I get that not everybody ends up in a job they love or is perfect for them but my last job was more than just disliking it. I am actually scared that I will end up in another job that causes me anxiety.
With this in mind, I want to wing it for a while and start my own business. I know that people may think I am crazy as I don’t have a job to support me and I don’t have much experience but I don’t feel like I do need these things. For me, starting a business feels like the right thing to do right now because I don’t have any responsibilities and I personally feel that you are better off jumping in feet first rather than hanging on for the ‘right’ moment because there isn’t ever a right time to do anything in life. I know that for certain businesses you do need experience, particularly if you are providing a service, but I can easily learn as I go. I feel like there is a lot of pressure to be experienced when building a business but why can’t we just wing it?
I don’t have a solid idea for my business yet but I have a book called ‘The idea in you: How to find it, build it, and change your life’ which I hope will inspire an idea in me and help me develop it. I also started an online course on starting a small business so hopefully that will help me with the business side of it. I am also writing a book which I am enjoying doing. The thing for me right now is that I want to do what makes me happy and if that is exploring the unknown and trying to start a business of my own then so be it. The thing is that I don’t want to come across as one of those people who just hates working because it isn’t the case. Not having a job right now makes me happier but because of the experience I had in my last job. I want my work to make me happy and at this moment I feel that being able to work for myself would make me happy.
Thanks for reading!