Thank You Indie Hackers.
Today was my last day as a full-time corporate employee.
I ran up the corporate staircase for 11 years before realizing there was no end to it.
Today I jumped off that staircase.
From tomorrow, I am a freelance consultant, writer, and solopreneur working on my own projects.
I joined this community sometime last year and fell in love with the spirit of the people here.
Indie Hackers prioritize freedom over everything else, that's a thought I had at the back of my mind for a long time.
But before I joined IH I had never known of people who were bootstrapping their way to freedom.
I had always thought that I would be a corporate slave till 60, make a lot of money, and then live my retirement in peace😅
I am 33 and no more a corporate slave.
I haven't made a lot of money, but have 24 months of runway.
Have a consulting gig that will pay the bills.
And some ideas for businesses I want to start.
And it would not have been possible without joining this community.
I've met, collaborated, and made friends with numerous Indie Hackers in the last year or so.
Have received a ton of help and support from here.
For that, I am thankful to Indie Hackers.
And am always here for helping out other Indie Hackers who are just starting out in their journey.
If you feel stuck in a corporate job, not sure how to plan your own escape to solopreneurship, I've written a more practical blog post on how I went about making this decision - On a new Adventure✈
And if you need any advice, feel free to DM me on Twitter.
Thanks again IH🙏