Yesterday someone asked me if I was planning on returning to the corporate world. A question I honestly haven’t thought about in months. Rewind two years ago, and I was kind of in shock that I left corporate America to work on my blog full-time. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but one of the scariest at the same time. A lot of people asked if I planned for six months, made sure all my ducks were in a row — I did none of that. I left when I knew it was the right time.
With that being said, here are five unexpected things I miss about the corporate world.
The morning routine.
Yep. I love waking up and having a routine. Every. Single. Morning. I knew exactly what to expect. Very few surprises. I’d walk into the office, turn on my computer, grab a coffee and start the day. Routine is comforting. Things are a lot different. Every morning is different. We never know what to expect. As a Sagittarius, I’m spontaneous and love change, so I love the entrepreneur lifestyle, but a part of me loved the corporate routine.
I worked with some of the smartest people in corporate America. I was always learning from someone. It was incredible. I certainly couldn’t run my business the way I run it without the knowledge I learned from my colleagues. That’s why I always stress to find a mentor at work. Always be learning. Take people’s knowledge and apply it in your own life. It’s priceless.
This should probably be #1. Health Insurance, 401K, Stock Options, paid holidays, the list goes on. Working in Corporate, you have some amazing perks and they were things that kept me comfortable.
When I started my blog I knew I wanted to do this full-time and start my tech/fashion company. Right now I’m fine tuning my business plan. I’ll return to corporate but this time as an employer instead of an employee.