It’s been 5 years since I became self-employed – happy anniversary to me

Facebook reminded me today that it’s been 5 years since I left my full-time employed role as an Executive Assistant and became self-employed.
And approximately 2 months before the pandemic greatly impacted my business, I reshared the memory the first time, titling the post (a photo of the desk setup at the home I shared with my best friend) “where it started”.
I had no idea what was in store.
I had no idea that the next 2 years would be my becoming – largely through my unbecoming.
I had no idea that the next 2 years would see me ending all contracts with current clients, embarking on a journey to recover from burnout and to heal past trauma, experiencing another bout of depression (freeze-state), learning how to regulate my nervous system, and completely reimagining how my business is going to be moving forwards – how my life is going to be.
I had no idea that 5 years later I would be looking back in hindsight with deep love and gratitude for the last 2 years, and for myself – for not giving up, for choosing to heal, for doing the work, for staying committed to myself and to my desires, for choosing and committing to a more easeful, more soul-fulfilling way, and for trusting myself.
I have soulful, expansive plans for the next 2 of years. Soulful, expansive goals and desires. Soulful, expansive, easeful, joyful – with a totally different perspective, a different way of doing the things, a different approach – one that is aligned for me, one that I trust.
I trust myself. I trust that no matter what happens next I will trust myself, again and again.
Thank you to 26 year-old me for the decisions you made. And for every decision you made before and after which have led me to now.
I love you. Here’s to the next 2 years baby.
P.s. I recently accepted a part-time role, for numerous reasons, which is the first time I’ll be “employed” in 5 years – just know, that no matter how you choose to run your business and whatever you decide to do on your journey to heal, expand and grow ✨it’s all perfect✨ if it’s perfect for you. There is no right or wrong. You are not wrong.