On the surface, self-employment sounds amazing: set your own hours, work wherever you want, and nobody tells you what to do.
However, in reality, things aren’t quite as peachy as you may imagine and there are several downsides to self-employment.
I have been really looking forward to not going to having to commute to work each day and I figured it would be great to focus on the things that interest me most. What I’ve found the past week has been very surprising.
I wake up nice and early, spend an hour or two on emails and other blog related things, and then I hit a wall. There simply isn’t that much that I can do to improve my business. If I were busy all day I would be ecstatic, but that simply isn’t the case. I have this “job” that I’ve been working on the past 2 years while maintaining a day job, so stretching it out into an 8 hour day simply isn’t going to happen.
I have very little to complain about. This is my office.
Instead of people yapping away at an office, my life soundtrack consists of Pandora and the sweet sound of SportsCenter. In my world, it simply doesn’t get much better.
And yet, there is something missing.
I do enjoy my beach trips and when I’m busy, it’s impossible to complain, I have it all. But sitting in the same place with nobody to talk to is a bit too much for me to take.
So if you guys are ever bored, feel free to send me an email, hit me up via twitter, or some other way (Google + anyone?), it will make my day. I love hearing from readers and other bloggers, THAT is a life I could get used to.
Readers, do you think you could handle self-employment the way I describe it? What would you do to keep busy?