Why I Won’t Quit My Day Job


Over the years, I’ve realized that I don’t need to quit my day job in order to pursue my passion.

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You guys are probably so sick of me talking about how much I genuinely love my job and how I can “easily” manage both of my job and this blog. But here I am, talking about it yet again…so bear with me;)

I get this question a lot: “Would you ever blog full time?”…especially over the last two years. The more I get this question, the more I think it through. And right now, on August 6th, 2018, the answer is no.

I’m scared of the inconsistent paycheck

Sure, this may make me seem like I don’t like taking risks, but this is a HUGE red flag for me. To be completely honest, there are some months when I make half of my monthly paycheck from my job, and there are other months where I make triple the amount of my monthly paycheck. And although I’m still living with my parents, and don’t have too many financial responsibilities at the moment, I still don’t want to run the risk of the inconsistency of income. While it would definitely teach me to budget better, I feel like I should be taking advantage of saving what I can through my two forms of income.

My benefits are worth more to me

This is probably more important than the income. I’ve heard horror stories about self-employed benefits. This isn’t even something I originally thought about when it came to blogging full time. Since I’m officially 26 years old and off my parents’ health insurance (I’ve actually been on my own insurance since I started working), health care is obviously an expensive part of being self-employed. I’m also lucky enough to be employed by a company with amazing 401K matching, and I’ve already really invested towards my retirement!

Yup, still love my job

Oh and then there’s the fact that I still love my job. At this point, it might seem like I’m preaching this to make myself believe that I actually love what I do, but I promise I really love my job. Being a Merchandiser is honestly such a dream, and it’s something I don’t want to have to give up. It just happens that I have two passions in life that makes me have to work extra hard.

While I admire people who take the leap to quit their jobs and blog full time, it’s just not something I think I can work up the courage to do. I’m extremely happy with where I am in my life, and love having this side hustle to keep me going!


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