1. I am SO, so, SO excited for you!!!! I’m so glad that things have been going well enough for you to get to this point, and I hope things just keep getting better! I’m sure with the extra time you’ll be able to more fully develop the opportunities coming your way now, which is so exciting! Good luck with everything, and I can’t wait to see more from you!!

  2. Good luck Sam! I know you are off to bigger and better things than you were at your job. Even if you do return to a normal 9 to 5 someday you will be grateful for this experience. Back in 2011 I did the same thing – I quit my job to pursue freelancing full time. I ended up not enjoying it because I didn’t yet have the knowledge on how to run a business. When I was freelancing I was running myself into the ground working more hours than ever — sometimes until 2 or 3 in the morning. I wish I knew then what I know now about business. That being said, even though I went back into a traditional job I don’t regret going out on my own one bit. It taught me lessons that can only be learned by jumping into something head first.

    I don’t think you will end up like me though. You have been so smart about researching how to run a business and how to make it work. I was a silly young 20-something who assumed I knew it all just because I could do one thing pretty well.

    Congrats on taking this leap and I am looking forward to seeing where this journey takes you!

    1. Thanks so much, Kristina! I appreciate your perspective from the other side. I have been feeling a little discouraged and thinking maybe I spent too much time on the business part and not enough time actually working with clients and generating business, but I guess it may help me in the long run. I also wonder if I will go back to a 9-5… we’ll see in this crazy thing called life!

  3. I am late to the party, but I am so dang excited for you. Private practice is my long term goal, so it’s inspiring to me to see you make this move!
    I definitely think it is important to consider how our time spent matches up with what we value- something I am constantly reassessing!

    1. Thank you so much! And CONGRATS on passing the RD exam. I wish you were still in Charlotte so that we could celebrate!

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