Honestly, my head has been spinning the past few weeks. I've been struggling. I haven't been able to write as much and focus myself which has been incredibly frustrating. I've been trying to manage a lot of things, but hey what's new? Midterms and school, The Honest Consumer, a couple of side gigs to keep myself afloat, and develop a new program allowing The Honest Consumer to be financially sustainable. I know I'm not alone in this overwhelm, I'm sure there are a lot of entrepreneurs who can relate.
I think as an entrepreneur it can be a challenge to try and figure out where to focus your energy: so many things that need to be done, bills that need to be paid, and not enough hours in the day. Recently, I've been stuck in this anxious mindset holding myself back, the fear of failure. I think a lot of entrepreneurs experience this and it can be incredibly crippling. I have days where I don't even want to do anything because I have so much to do, I don't know where to start. My unproductive nature ends up making me more anxious than I was before. The fear of failure can kick in and make me doubt everything I'm doing.
What if I fail? What if this new program doesn't work? Am I waisting my time?
I've been so excited to graduate that I haven't had time to be concerned about life after graduation. I'm SO ready to get out of school and SO excited to be able to dedicate all my time to something I'm passionate about, but I think I'm just now considering how uncomfortable this transition can be. The risk of being self-employed right out of school is kind of crazy, but I know that I would regret it if I didn't take a few months and give The Honest Consumer my all.
I think one of the things I have to remember is that I have a wonderful opportunity and even if I do fail, it's not the end. So, if you too are feeling overwhelmed, just know that you are not alone. Life is a journey and it's okay to not know what the future holds.