I’m Feeling Burnt Out

An honest reflection of the situation

Scott Stockdale
4 min readDec 28, 2023
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It feels strange to be writing this.

As someone who writes about entrepreneurship, it may seem I have everything figured out. (*Emphasis on seem*)

The truth is I don’t.

I’m at a crossroads in my life, and decisions are flying at me fast, like buying my first property, getting a work visa, and tying the knot — all whilst navigating self-employment.

Sure, my life is great. I have a great relationship. I love what I do for work. But it’s exhausting, and I’m worried I’ve lost my mojo.

This moment was probably inevitable

I’ve been writing online for three years.

At the end of 2022, I quit my job in SEO to do this full-time.

Before quitting my job, writing was my hobby. It was basically therapy in disguise. It helped me let go of my teenage angst.

And it isn’t that becoming a full-time writer has killed my love of writing. It’s just changed things. Writing is now work. And like any job, it has its sources of anxiety and frustration.

I love it. But it’s still work.

After quitting my 9–5, my life became this wide-open thing with no rules, no work…



Scott Stockdale

Writer & SEO Instructor | 1M+ views on Medium | Host of Entrepreneurs Can Party 🎉 scottstockdale.co.uk