All of my life, I always dreamt of being free, of indepdendence and actually making money by my own talent, without working within a big organisation.
The timing was never right, or the idea was never right, until just recently, when I decided I just had to take the leap.
Handing my notice was quite terrifying. Handing my notice in without having a second job to go to – that thing everyone always tells you NOT to do. But that was what I had to do. I thought that my boyfriend wouldn’t want to speak to me, because I was being irresponsible, that my parents and relatives would laugh, because it was just another ‘off the cuff’ thing I was doing. But honestly, they were all so supportive.
So when I handed it in, well that was that. It was done. And so was a normal life.
No more 9 – 5, hello 7 – 9.
So what am I going to do?
1) Consultancy: I am going to be working with several brands in fashion and beauty on their social media. From holding social media workshops, to one-on-one consultancy and more. Pssst...interested? Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) I also started the jewellery boutique Wonsuponatime, which was always a dream of mine. I source and make whimsical jewellery, which I write fairytales for.
3) My blog. I can finally attend all the press days and events I ever wanted to, and as my background is in journalism, hopefully my writing will go beyond this blog too!
So I am a mix of terrified, and amazed I actually did it. I listened to that little girl inside me who always said I should do it my way.
So here’s to your dreams. May they scare you and excite you just as mine have done.
Sarah Betty xx