You’ve heard the saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” right? That was never more true for me than it was the first day after my last day in corporate America on January 25, 2008. Waking up knowing that from this point forwad, my life was in my hands was so scary I began having panic attacks. They continued for the first few weeks of my newfound “freedom”, but as I began to focus on just doing the work to solidify my plans soon left little time for panic. And while it’s true I made plenty of mistakes, I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.