December 4, 2019

Quit my full-time job!

Ryan Wilson @rywils21

I quit my job a month ago and am just now filling in the milestone.

I've saved up a runway to allow myself to take a year off from working full-time. It's a huge leap of faith but it was time to quit.

In the beginning, it was an emotional roller coaster. From the moment I gave my job notice I was leaving I kept questioning myself if it was really the right decision. I was giving up a ton of money by quitting. One day I would be sky-high about being free from a job only for the next day to be filled with terror that it would be a huge failure.

Zoom to four weeks later and that roller coaster has chilled out. I'm convinced I'm on the right path.

I've been submitting status updates on Pioneer.app. That keeps me in check to continuously make progress. I've been in touch with potential customers. I've been structuring the way I go about things to force me to keep moving forward.

I'm excited for the future! Even if things don't work out, it will be an awesome journey. I'm learning a lot about myself and everything involved in running a business. I'll never look back and wonder "what if I quit that job?"

  1. 2

    Congrats Ryan, this isn’t easy but it sounds like you have a plan. I recently have done the same and have gotten over the initial fears and uncertainty. Keep us posted!

    1. 1

      Thank you! It's great to find people in similar situations. Best of luck to you! I'll be following :)

  2. 2

    Congrats, this is a very important milestone. As someone who's been through this, good luck - it can be overwhelming at times, but also very rewarding.

    Make sure to prioritize health, and work/life balance - if you burn out (and it's easy to do when you're on your own, and the stakes are high), it can have a disastrous effect.

    I wish you great success, keep us posted.

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      Thank you! That means a ton.

      I plan to focus on my health as a top priority. I was getting really burned out working typical 9-5 jobs and then working on projects on nights and weekends. I've already had some time to recover from that and get into a good groove.

      I know there are gonna be a lot of ups and downs for the whole ride. I'm excited about it!

  3. 2

    Very jealous!

    1. 1

      This has been a goal of mine since before I graduated from college. I literally know nothing but all I can say is take smart risks!

  4. 2

    Congrats, keep us posted!

    1. 1

      Thank you! Will do :)

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