Yesterday was the anniversary of Micropreneur Life. Three years. Happy birthday!
So much has happened during these three years. My life has changed completely, and I owe it all to this blog that I started sitting on a train on my way to Madrid.
A trip that changed everything
During that trip, I wrote my first article, sharing my experience when trying to hire and work with a VA. I quickly got addicted to writing every week, and it became one of my main amusements.
What started as an innocent hobby grew a lot thanks to my story of how I quit my job, became a digital nomad and founded my first company in Estonia, escaping the chains of the Spanish outdated and unfair business system. That story proved to be popular, and I found myself writing a lot about my experiences and becoming and expert in e-Residency and managing an online company.
That opened the doors to what is now my biggest achievement to date, my business, Companio.
From Micropreneur to CEO
The first year was a hard one. No year is easy when you manage a business, but the first one is specially hard. It is also the most exciting. You are building something from scratch.
But it gets to a point when, if you do things relatively right, or are lucky, your business grows and you need to build a team, learn to delegate, and transition from micropreneur to company owner.
That was 2019 for me. I am still in that transition. Learning every day. Still, it is hard sometimes, but always exciting.
And I owe it all to that first post I wrote on that train that Saturday afternoon. Today, in Bulgaria, staying home due to the coronavirus crisis, I can’t help but reflect on how lucky I am. I was brave enough to take some bold decisions back then. It’s not been easy, but I would not get back for a single minute.
Do you believe in serendipities? A seemingly random even that, by chance, changes your life. I do now. Life is full of them. They are not just isolated events, but a chain of small changes that, combined with some brave decisions, take you to where you are. I won’t say “to the right place”, as there is no “wrong” or “incorrect” place, but perhaps a place where you have earned the right to be in.
I hope I will continue writing on Micropreneur Life for a long time. I love writing. The more I write, the more I want to write. Sometimes I don’t have as much time as I would like to do it, but I try.
Yesterday was the third anniversary of Micropreneur Life, a blog that changed everything for me. If you believe blogging is dead, or that you cannot start something big with a small step, you are wrong. You never know where a small serendipity is going to take you. So don’t quit before you even try!
Happy birthday ML!