I realized pretty early on that the “hustle culture” narrative was not only toxic, it was 100% avoidable.
After more than 7 years as a corporate droid/ladder-climber/do-it-aller, I realized hold up—this is not the life I mapped during my morning journaling. (Ok let’s be very real—I didn’t have time for a full-body shower most days so I certainly wasn’t journaling…but if I WAS—it would’ve been a lot different than this).
So I quit, got married, and bought a house all in the same month. Because #whynot. And within 18 months of starting my own business, I quadrupled my corporate salary and finally got my life back.