Recently the common question for me has been one of two things....The first coming from well practiced adults and the second coming from those just beginning their journey adulting.
- What are you doing now that you've graduated?
- What do you do all day being "self-employed?" Sometimes it sounds like they think I'm living the dream, sipping wine mid-day, and fanning myself by a pool. Um I wish. I'm too broke to afford wine and too busy for fanning by the pool.
What I do....is something different EVERYDAY. I mean everyday. I couldn't tell you what a day in the life is like because I don't have a set routine. My days are chaos...most days, relatively organized chaos. A day for me could involve a few calls, some meetings, writing, website updates, creating newsletters, editing posts, screaming at the computer, photoshoots with product, researching new companies, interviews, catching up on the e-mails I'm constantly a month behind on, attempting to understand algorithm changes, or all of the above. All done with massive amounts of coffee while trying to keep my sanity.
The funniest part is I can have an "all of the above day" and make zero dollars. Yep, I can do all that and still make no money. Entrepreneurship can be draining, exhausting, and incredibly overwhelming. It's a lot. Not having a steady income can be scary. It's not for the faint of heart...you should see my tiny apartment that I can barely afford. But truth is I wouldn't want it any other way. I'd rather be broke and chasing my dreams. I wasn't made to sit at a desk job. I was made to go out, create, build relationships, and further social impact. So THAT is what I'm doing.
However to answer your questions...
- What am I doing now that I've graduated? I have no clue. Entrepreneuring?
- What do I do all day? Bust my ass and say a prayer that the bills are gonna get paid this month...also classified as entrepreneuring.