I absolutely love my job, but it's not to say that there aren't some downsides.
To start with the good stuff: I love being the one that makes decisions, that I get to be creative, and that I don't have to answer to anyone.
I'm the type of person who gets all sorts of wacky ideas, and I love being able to pursue them. They don't always work out, but at least I get the satisfaction of knowing I got my chance to try.
It also blows my mind to see so many people using products I've made and enjoying them, and hearing from others that we make a difference in their day with our lip balms, or even just our branding and personalities.
The part that I don't like so much as the stress. Especially as we grow, they're often new, unfamiliar situations that I have to figure out how to deal with, and it's hard when there's some of my weaknesses, and I have to find a way to push through them when I'm already exhausted.
Along the way though, I've learned so much about myself and gotten better at managing the difficult moments, which has been really rewarding too!