Welcome to the 62nd edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
Welcome to all the new readers ❤️
I probably sound like a broken record by now, but this week has been really tough. Going through a separation is exhausting. I’ve spent a ton of time introspecting and thinking about the future. I’ve also explored my options regarding housing and hope that this will all soon be behind me… I long for normality and stability.
I’ve had a really hard time working, as I have all those thoughts that overwhelm me. My baby has been sick for more than a week, and now it’s my turn.
Given the changes in my life, I’m going to feel more financial pressure than ever before. The thing is that I won’t be able to pay rent with my half-time job alone, so I need additional income. I’m lucky though because I still have options. One is to go start working 4/5 of the time instead of ½ as an employee. Another is to secure one more contract as a freelancer to ensure I can create a large-enough buffer for me to keep working on side projects.
I’ll do everything I can to remain able to continue creating products. Going back to work as a full-time employee would leave a sour taste in my mouth. But I realize how privileged I am…
For now, it’s okay because I have an ongoing consulting contract, but there’s no guarantee that it will last for long. So I guess this means I’m entering a critical period of my solopreneur journey. 🙏
Next to the landslide of emotions, stress, and anxiety, my separation also creates another problem. There’s of course never a “right time”, but having to recover money from the stock market when everything is going down feels quite bad…