Last month, I decided to distance myself from a toxic work situation that just wasn't...working for me (ha!). At first, I was extremely nervous. Like, who wouldn't be nervous about no longer having a "stable" job and consistent income? But, it's been a little while now, and I haven't gotten bored and burned down my house, or fallen into total financial ruin, or had to sell an internal organ, so I think I'm all good.
I'm still sorting out exactly what I want to do with myself from this point. Do I want to look for another job? Will it be part time, so that I can still have a life and my own business? Or do I want to invest myself in fully running own business? It isn't an easy decision to make and there are so many factors. I'm lucky that I have lots of supportive people to lend an ear and listen to my hopes and fears right now. It's not my decision any easier but it's definitely helping to clarify my own thoughts.
It's not like I'm not enjoying these changes, though. Not having a full time, traditional job has given me a lot of freedom to work on Feather + Arrow. It's glorious be so wild and free but it's also...just a tiny bit scary. Sure, I have the time to do whatever I want but it's still a little daunting. I've spent a lot of time snuggling up to my planner and figuring out exactly what I'm going to do with my free time.
Karra Wade is a lifestyle blogger, boutique owner and content creator living in Texas with her husband and two dogs.
In 2015, she started Feather + Arrow to promote her work and share bits of personal life. It has slowly grown into a place where she can not only share musings about her day but also discuss fashion tips, lifestyle inspiration and peeks into her shop.