Things I Miss

A friend asked me today if I miss being at my for­mer firm. I thought about it for a minute. There are some things I miss:

  • being busy all the time (or at least a lot of the time)
  • some­one else shoul­der­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty for my work
  • some­one else being respon­si­ble for bring­ing in new work
  • hav­ing a steady pay­check

How­ev­er, I know that these are things I miss now. I know busi­ness will come in the door in waves, and I won’t always be busy (or always slow). I know I can build a net­work of peo­ple I trust to respond hon­est­ly to my work prod­uct or my ques­tions, which is some­thing I’m already build­ing. I know I’m get­ting bet­ter all the time at bring­ing in new busi­ness. And I know that the pay­check will come, and it will vary, but it will hope­ful­ly pay off in the end.

In short, I miss hav­ing a safe­ty net. But the free­dom that comes with being my own boss is amaz­ing. And that’s some­thing I would miss tremen­dous­ly at a firm.