Today is my two year anniversary of my last day of work at the restaurant before “going full-time” with FemmeHead.
It was actually the last day of work before we spent a month in Bali in 2017, but when I asked my manager for the time off a few weeks before I nervously told him that my last day before I left would be my last day…ever (in a much less dramatic way than this all sounds of course. I was very nervous and grateful during that conversation.) And he was awesome about it. Didn’t even tell me to screw off or anything like that.
And so I flew off to Bali with a group of friends wondering how long I would make it, telling myself it would be ok if I had to go back to working a few days here or there, or changing paths completely.
It was back in 2016 that I had made the decision to finally start treating FemmeHead as my full-time job instead of this hobby I did on the side because I enjoyed it. And I really do believe that mental switch was a big breakthrough for me.
It was a terrifying prospect to rely solely on FemmeHead, but I seem to have found a way to make it work.
I’m not here to share some story about how I went from nothing to making six figures, that story might come some day, but for now it’s just me feeling grateful for the freedom I have with FemmeHead.
But like with everything in life it has its pros and cons. And while I focus on the positives and how I can grow, there are those days where I’m struggling and wishing for more stability.
When it comes to healthcare I hear how little some of my friends are paying each month, that the companies they work for match what they put into their retirement funds, and my heart hurts a little bit.
But you can play the “grass is always greener” game until you’re blue in the face. That’s why I focus on the good.
I create my own hours, which allows me flexibility and freedom. I can help out a friend or family member in need. If I want to do something at 2 in the afternoon or during the morning I can just adjust my hours for that day and still get everything done that I want to.
I can work from anywhere, which allows me to travel. Michael will travel quite a bit for work and I can just tootle along because I just need a little bit of internet to get it all done and you can find that anywhere these days. Just give me my camera, laptop and a wifi connection and I can rule the world.
I’m in full control with what I choose to do. Who I work with, what I spend my time on, it’s all my decision. Even if I’m creating sponsored content, I get to choose which companies to work with and what I want to say. I get to create the courses, videos and blog posts that I’m inspired by. I get to choose whether I coach 1-on-1. I get to say yes or no, it’s not someone else telling me “you’re going to do this”.
Now this all requires self-control and motivation but that’s easy to have when it’s something you’re excited about.
I’m excited for the possibilities of 2019. I want to create new courses, as well as a workshop/in-person class. I want to meet up with others during my travels, work with companies that align with my brand and me.
And when it’s yours, there’s this extra layer of excitement when someone signs up for a course, or writes you an email to share how you’ve positively impacted their life in some way. I hope I never grow numb to that excitement.
So, cheers to two years of supporting myself with FemmeHead, and finding a way to make this all work. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I would love to hear if FemmeHead has had a positive impact on you in any way, as well as anything you want to see from me in the future. Thanks for being awesome!