Hey everyone. Yesterday, I announced on Making Sense of Cents that I finally left my job. I didn’t just leave my job yesterday, my last day was a little over 10 days ago.
It’s a little hard to judge my progress so far, since last week was FinCon and I did not get much done. However, I’m going to do an update anyways!
Many people have told me that they are preparing for the switch as well, and that they are wondering if I could do periodic updates on how the switch to full-time self-employment is doing.
Yes, I do realize that it has only been a little over one week, but I do think that you do learn a lot about yourself in that first month of self-employment.
I’m spending more money because… Well, I don’t know why!
Last night, we sat down and went through our recent transactions. We realized that we are spending much more than we usually do. This is due to a mixture of reasons, such as spending more money on fixing up the house (touching up paint and replacing things that we think we don’t like), and also spending more money on food.
We decided last night that we will be on a spending freeze. We will of course still take our upcoming trips, and also hang out with friends and family. We just won’t be going up to Target and Lowes every single day to buy random things.
I’m surprisingly not eating more.
One thing that I was afraid of when working at home would be that I would be eating everything and procrastinating doing work by eating. Well, that hasn’t been a problem at all surprisingly!
I’m sleeping, A LOT.
I’m going to blame this on the past several years where I was only receiving around 4 to 5 hours of sleep each night. My body is forcing me to make up for all of those years. I have been setting an alarm for most mornings so that I can get work done earlier in the day.
I have not worked out at all.
One thing that I thought I would be doing a lot more of is working out. Nope, haven’t done that at all. What is “working out?” 😛
However, the house has been really clean.
I must be procrastinating working out by cleaning. The house has never been cleaner!
I am working more than ever.
I have started a few new contracts this month so far. However, even though I am working more, I do not think that October’s income will beat the $12K that I made in September. I do think that starting in November that I will see my monthly income increase again though.
I am in my pajamas a lot.
This is sad to admit, but I am truly in my pajamas a lot. Luckily, my pajamas aren’t too disgusting (I’m a weirdo and I like to wear nice sweaters with yoga pants as my pajamas). However, sometimes I do wear some really old pajamas that I’ve probably had for too long. If I go out, then yes I will change, but right when I get home I change back to pajamas almost immediately.
I figure if I am at home alone, or if it’s just W here, then why get dressed? W probably thinks I am crazy but oh well. Am I weird? Or do most self-employed people get dressed in the morning?
I am loving what I am doing.
I am really loving what I am doing. The passion has not decreased at all, which isn’t surprisingly since it has only been one week. However, I always see myself loving this, so I don’t see that changing at all.
What else do you want to know about my first week being self-employed? Anything up there surprise you?
How did your first week being self-employed go?