Battling Depression Encouraged Me to Become an Entrepreneur

Depression among entrepreneurs seems to be rarely discussed in favor of the glamorization of being ones own boss. Aside from talks about startup depression among tech founders, honest discussion about the emotional upheaval of those who are freelancers or who run larger organizations seems null. However, for me, depression was one of the reasons I wanted to be an entrepreneur. Early in my career in administrative services, I sought help for chronic depression stemming from physical health problems and bad circumstances. Balancing work with frequent doctors appointments, including separate appointments with my primary care physician and my therapist, was difficult. If there was ever a need for intense therapy, I’d miss a lot of work. Soon after returning from a three month leave from my job supporting a QA exec, I was terminated. With the money I got in severance, I bought a computer and started writing proposals for marketing and

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