Three years ago today, I woke up feeling euphoric. Then I promptly burst into tears. I can remember feeling so liberated, yet so scared at the prospect of paying my frankly humongous mortgage without the safety net of a monthly salary. That was my welcome to the world of self-employment and boy, have I learnt a lot!
Mostly, I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I’ve learnt that I can make it alone; who my true friends are; what clients do and don’t value; how important cashflow is; how resilient and also how creative I can be; and that my personal values are so strong that I’m not tempted to compromise them for monetary gain. There have been some tough lessons, but I’ve bounced up every time.
More recently, I learnt that although I can make it alone, I don’t want to. I enjoy taking an idea and bouncing it off…
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