Don't Quit Your Dream Job
I recently heard a woman - after being asked to tell her story - start by calling herself "a woman of privilege." This struck me deeply, because you could tell that she wasn't one you'd generally categorize as being "privileged." She continued to explain that we have a choice when it comes to looking at our lives. We can play the victim and blame others for our shortcomings, or we can stay positive and focus on what we can improve.
This process of starting a company has taught me more about my (numerous) shortcomings than I might have realized otherwise. It's sometimes humbling, sometimes humiliating, but I am learning to remind myself that I "am a woman of privilege." I have so many things in my life to be thankful for; many of my problems are not only first world problems, they are educated, employed, white girl problems.
So many people give up before they've ever really tried chasing their dreams. If you find yourself struggling while in pursuit of something that could be great, take courage to dig deeper or try to look at your situation in a different light. Usually there is more than one way to solve a problem.