I'm a very independent worker, but I have to enjoy the work I'm doing in order to be successful at it. When I was 24, I got my first job in a publishing house and I knew from the very first day that I would not be working in an office my entire life. I hated the 9-5, I hated sitting down, I hated the work I was doing, and on top of it all - I was bored and unproductive. Not to mention, I was making crap money in more or less a glass ceiling. I just didn't know what I could do to make money...but I knew that I wanted to be outside and working for myself.
2.5 years later, I quit my job and got into dog walking and started a training apprenticeship. I worked for another woman for a year before starting my own dog walking company and I'm almost finished with my training apprenticeship. I'm outside every day, my days are anywhere from 3-6 hours long, and I enjoy the work tremendously. I'm easily making more than double what I did working in publishing, and I'm good at what I do. Every day is different, every challenge is different, and I don't bring the stress of my work home anymore. It's all at my pace, and if the worst thing that happens in a day is that a dog poops in my car...it's a pretty good day!!!