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Quitting Self Employment for a Traditional Job

going back to work full time

Except for the first two years of my career, I’ve been self employed. First as a small business owner, then as a contract optometrist. Being my own boss has been a great experience, but very soon I’ll be quitting self employment for a traditional job. Although this flies in the face of those longing to leave the 9-5 lifestyle, it’s the right decision for this stage of my life and career. Self Employment is Great Until it Isn’t I don’t regret being my own boss for all these years. Being in charge allowed me to take off when I wanted, leave work to pick up my kid, and control how much or how little I worked. However, years of managing employees, dealing with self employment taxes and paperwork, and having to work like a fiend before, after, and occasionally even during time off does wear you down. I am a huge believer in hustling. both in your day job and beyond. I don’t think I’ve ever had a traditional 40 hour work week. Even after cutting back on being an optometrist, I made up for the downtime with blogging and freelance writing. That was a game changer as we’ve paid ...

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