Working in Slippers - My Entrepreneur story.
I work from home (or at least I try), like many other people.
But why ? I could list all my degrees and experiences, but I won't so if you're curious, visit my profile.
I moved to England for personal reasons, and I couldn't find a job in my field or a related field. I spent months looking for something, and I got a JOB.
At the moment of the recruitment process, I was desperate, they needed someone. Do the math, everyone was happy.
Why am I saying this ? Because this job was not for me, I was not happy in this job, I'm a creative person and I need to do something creative. Create things, sharing them, learning new tools, etc...I'm an awful painter too but this is another story.
DO a job which made you feel happy ! I know how hard it can be, trust me !
It looks like I'm not good enough to work in a company, (regarding all the emails I got with a « thank you but no thank you »)… I don't hold any grudge.
But the question was - And now what ?
Well, I launched my own business as a freelance a few weeks ago, as I had some request for it, and to do something I love. Not Like, LOVE.
Entrepreneur is a nice word. As a french native, it means a lot for me too. You create things and you are the boss. Nice word. And on a piece of paper it looks nice too let's be honest.
SO YES, I do work in slippers ! Or to be honest, barefoot, because England is the carpet kingdom.
Am I happy working in slippers ? - Meaning : working for myself trying to build something ?
I DO. But its hard and challenging. I was lucky enough meeting the right person in the right place, and to learn about being self-employed in the UK.
I don't really know at the moment where I am going, nowhere maybe ? Or do I've in my hands the next multimillions company ? (not sure about this).
I am this kind of person saying, I can do everything (ie : write a book, or organise a concert).
Sometimes I feel I'll conquer the world, sometimes I feel nothing is going to work.
BUT, I can say I'm happy trying to build something. This is the message I want to share here, beyond this short story.
I wish everyone find a way to be happy or happier working in your field or the filed you wanted to work in.
Best wishes !