I read a comment recently on the Digital Mums Facebook page ( The people I am doing my Social Media Management Course with ) after they shared my Why I Am Giving Up My Corporate Career post, It read ………
”To be able to walk away from 40k you must have had a good backup plan . This training does not guarantee a salary anything like that on graduation. I think a clearer view of the full story is needed here ”
At first, I was a little upset as that post was me baring my soul after a very hard decision but now when I read it more than a week since it was posted I feel annoyed. I feel annoyed that someone was questioning my decision, a decision that took months to finally make, a decision that I tried so hard not to have to make, but ultimately a decision that for my own sanity I had to make. Now don’t get my wrong I wrote the post and promoted it on my own social media platforms and as part of it have to allow people their own opinion. Had this person commented they thought I was mad it would be fine but to dismiss my dreams and ambitions because of my present salary really P*sses me off. Because I earn a decent salary should I not want more for myself?
So, What Is My Back Up Plan?
I don’t have one. I have a plan of action, but I don’t have a backup plan.I believe I can make this work for me and my family. I am giving up a stable salary and some of the luxuries in my life but I will be gaining so much more. The chance to really see if I can set up and run my own business, to be able to work around my children and not have to have them passed from one relative to another while I burn myself out travelling across the country. I will be doing a job I love and feel passionate about. My backup plan is ME and for anyone looking to leave their job to go it alone, you have to believe you can succeed. No one goes into a marriage thinking about divorce and no one starts a new job thinking they may fail. I don’t have a rich husband and nor would I want to be a kept wife. I want to be able to earn a decent living doing something I enjoy and at the same time spend more quality time with my children & husband.
I don’t think I can be any clearer, do you?