Strangely, these two things can live side by side. Here’s an example.
Since moving to a village, sometimes I notice how NOT anonymous I am anymore. People say they saw me with my kids at the ice cream place, or coming home from the beach. Suddenly, although I may not know people, they know the new lady because — well — I’m new! But it’s a strange mix of feelings for a city person to lose the anonymity. Sometimes it’s nice; sometimes it’s an adjustment.
It’s the same contrast with being a business owner. It’s great to be running the show….but again, you’realways running (originating, producing and executing) a show that runs on a 24-hour cycle. You can go to yoga in the middle of the day and resume work at 8pm (let’s here it for schedule-freedom!) but….there’s no paid vacation and even when you’re on vacation, very often you’re not.
So it’s not uncommon to have resentful feelings alongside ones of contentment. This is the duality of life. There’s a level of responsibility to entrepreneurship that is epic – such accountability! What you have (or don’t have) is what you made (or didn’t.) That’s one that looks you right in the eye.
Surround yourself with others who live in this wild Bermuda Triangle of contrasts. We’re different (and so are you, my friend, like it or not.)