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My Authentic Self – An Ode to the Entrepreneur

On my recent flight to Las Vegas to celebrate a good friend’s 40th birthday, a sense of joy came over me. I really love that I can take this kind of trip without having to worry about who is looking for me back at the office. I think what I’ve been craving all these years at work was freedom – freedom to be creative, freedom to define my career path, freedom to schedule how and when I work.

Of course, there will always be some constraints on those things (after all, I am accountable to clients and deadlines). Still, I am finding great joy in controlling my work life. I guess I was a control freak and didn’t even know it!

Being out on my own has really allowed me to be my authentic self. It has allowed all aspects of my life to truly be integrated. My day is a blend of working for paying clients and doing the work I love for non-profits and networking with new and exciting people. It does mean that I work longer hours to get everything done, but for now at least, this really works for me. I don’t feel like I have to wait until my lunch break or the end of the day to be myself. I AM myself all day long. What a concept!

Kara

3 comments to My Authentic Self – An Ode to the Entrepreneur

  • Tracey

    Awesome!!! That is the way it should be! Continue to walk in the light.

  • Ada

    Very true! How timely…you have been in my life for 20+ years, yet now at my fork in the road…I am REALLY hearing what is being said. Thanks Kara

  • You are serving as an inspiration to me, as I’m an aspiring entrepreneur. Especially since we are “same name” twins!

    I look forward to the day when I can also authentically be myself all day long. :)

    Kara

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