Like a lot of people life and finances got in the way of that dream and I got a job and worked full time plus for 20yrs until a chance for relocation came up and a change in career presented itself.
In order to get a happy work / life balance I decided to work part time and in my spare time set up both my bookkeeping business R2's Bookkeeping and my crafting business All Things Blankets & More. Both were small businesses that I intended to grow slowly but the most recent recession continued for many years and the part time job took up more and more of my time until this time last year when my body started to show its age and I ended up in constant pain.
Long story short and with the support of my husband I gave up work to spend the next 12 months allowing my body to heal and after months of physio got myself back to a level of fitness I haven't had for many years. So with this new positive outlook I made the decision that from this new tax year I was going to just work for myself and properly concentrate on my 2 small businesses.
2 months in 'has it been the right decision' I hear you ask yourself...well I can tell you that if I hadn't been through all that pain I would probably still be working for someone else and still dreaming. Yes it's scary and hard work but exhilarating at the same time. Yes you do end up working at very odd times of the day and night but that's the exciting thing no two days are the same and yes you do have days when things just don't go well and you wonder 'what am I doing'? but I wouldn't change it for the world.