This past year, I’ve felt so grateful to build my business, travel more, and spend my time how I want.  There has been a lot of perks to being self-employed like being your own boss and making your own schedule, but it also comes with some big sacrifices. Before making this decision I had to lower my expenses, save as much money as I could, spend nights and weekends working on projects to build my portfolio, and muster up the courage to finally quit my day job.  The sacrifice didn’t .