A few years ago is when the desperation began.
Desperate to break out of a horrendously long commute to the cubicle job I loathed, desperate to spend more time with friends and family, desperate to lessen the stress of it all and live life on my own terms.
I remember thinking- I went through years of schooling, internships and interviews to be this miserable? There had to be more to life than this.
The way things were going, I knew things had to change and although there was a lot I couldn’t control there were some things I could.
I had met a few people who had worked from home. One of them, a previous professor of mine. She was able to spend more time with friends + family, travel and live life exactly how she wanted to. If she could do it, why couldn’t I?
That’s when I started to dream big and put my pen to paper. I knew what I wanted but was afraid to actually write it down. With some encouragement, I wrote all of my goals down, no matter how big or small. At the top? Working from anywhere 100% percent of the time. I knew I would be disciplined enough to do so because I had just finished my entire Masters program online. But what would I do exactly? I had no clue. I always thought you had to be a programmer + developer type to work from home
Boy was I wrong…