Last week I dropped the bombshell that I had given my notice to end my corporate career. I have given 2 months notice so I am still plugging away at the day job while trying to set up the next stage of my career. If anything I am busier than ever but if I don’t start planning the next steps we will be living out of my Jimmy Choo shoe boxes by Christmas!
So what am I up to? I start my Social Media Management course next month and from previous alumni, this is going to take upwards of 20 hours a week to complete, on top of that my little old blog is no longer a hobby and flourishing into a business of its own. I’m not quite at the stage of The Million Blog ( something to aim for ) but let’s just say it’s ticking over nicely. I have also just signed up to be a Body Shop At Home Consultant to top up my blog earnings and help fund my freelance business. I have been a huge fan of Body Shop for years and have written and vlogged about the brand since I started blogging last year so it made sense to make a bit of money selling a brand that I believed in and use on a daily basis. Me moving away from my corporate career was always going to be a leap of faith but the way I was going if I didn’t change things quickly I would have been spending my summer holiday in the Priory with nervous exhaustion and gin addiction.
How do I feel now? Still bricking it. No point hiding this fact. But I think that a bit of fear is never a bad thing and will keep pushing me to achieve my end goal. For the first time in years, I am excited about the next stage of my career. My babies are my world and 40% of this is for them, but 60% is for me. I don’t want to look back in 10 years and regret not giving this my all. I may fail miserably but then I might make a huge success of it and wouldn’t it be wonderful if I inspired other people to take a leap of faith? I see too many mums ( and dads) either stuck in jobs they hate or like me clinging on to a well-paid job for fear of losing the lifestyle that comes with it ,but what if you could have a job where you were your own boss, working from home around the kids schedules, earning decent money and having a great work/life balance ? Is it just a fantasy or can we make our dreams our reality? Off I go into the black abyss to find out.