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Celebrating Self Employment - Gratitude for my 11-Year Anniversary


It is estimated that in America there are 10 million people who are self-employed. I'm happy to say that I'm one of them. Not only that, but this week I celebrate my 11-year anniversary of being happily self-employed. 

It was 11 year ago this week that I decided I would start my own home-based business so that I could take care of my daughter, who would be born months later in September. During the first years when I had an infant and then later two toddlers I juggled having an at-home career with full time motherhood. While I was tired exhausted at times and I had challenges to overcome, I was grateful for being able to do it. I have always felt that I have the best of both worlds. I always took care of my kids, but also maintained having a career. Both of these were important to me. And so far it's been great!

Becoming self-employed was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I have the flexibility I need, I get to be my own boss, and I make a lot more money than I ever did working for someone else. I also have way more job satisfaction than I ever did working in an office for someone. When you are self-employed the sky is the limit. A few years ago my husband also took the leap and became self-employed, working from home. He's never been happier with his work either. 

So here's to the 11 years I've been loving what I do, and to many more in the future. I cannot imagine ever going to work for someone again. If you have an interests in being self-employed, I urge you to go for it. Just imagine where you could be with it 11 years from now!

- Jacqueline Bodnar

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