Frankly, I want my business to afford a simple life filled with good food, books, and time to think, write, and just be. I’d love to be debt-free. (I’m looking at you, student loans!) And I’d like to travel internationally once a year. (I can’t wait to get back to Mexico City!)
I’ve given up my solopreneur life in the past, so if I have to do it again, I know I can make it work. The hardest thing for me would be giving up the ability to bring my whole self to my work and to be learning and growing and stretching my capabilities constantly. I get bored easily, and so many jobs these days are just cogs in the machine.
This year, I didn’t make any paycheck-mentality-fueled decisions. I’ve made *a lot* of those in the past. And there was always a red flag present. Sometimes, that red flag was so big I could hardly see anything else. And yet, I ignored it.