*Update* March 27, 2020 -- Things have changed pretty rapidly for us. My wife works full-time as a graphic designer and was recently put on furlough. We've had 4 weddings postponed. Plus, we've had a lot of photoshoots cancelled. Luckily, we have been extremely diligent financially in the past. I was telling my wife that I'm so glad we funded our emergency savings.
I love working with people who are passionate about their products and services and that have a real motivation to be great and bring change into the word. I also really enjoy seeing sales/adoption go up and up! There is something so satisfying about helping a new company grow. It gives me a huge sense of accomplishment.
We use Catch for tax withholding and time off, primarily. We went to Colorado this year and it was so much easier to pull up our Time Off plan and say "there's that money we saved" and then just pull that money out to go on that trip.
I love getting to work with people doing cutting edge, creative things in the world of tech, education, art, and finance (among many other fields). I've always wanted to be my own boss and tell stories for a living. Now, I get to do both.
I started my career in hair as many other professionals did- the kitchen cut method. When the kids around me needed cuts, I figured, “Hey, let me give this a shot!” Cutting hair grants me the opportunity to have intimate conversations in a unique setting. I get to apply my skills and talents constantly which helps me hone them every day.
I love being able to work for myself, to make my own rules and to create my own schedule. I also love being able to help others! I work mostly with people with chronic pain or injuries and it's amazing to see the transformation in their bodies and in their attitudes after working together.
I enjoy creative problem solving which is so much of what web design and development is. Having to overcome challenges often leads to so many moments where you feel a big sense of accomplishment.