I cannot believe I am saying this but… I quit my job!
If you didn’t know, I have been working as a Marketing and Communications Assistant for the last six months. I have learnt so much about the industry and it was actually my dream job. I always wanted to be one of those office type people with my own desk, creating Excel spreadsheets and writing to do lists. I have always wanted to work in marketing as I liked business at school and felt this was the right step for me.
Whilst I have been working in Marketing, my days off have been filled with blogging. It seemed like the perfect balance – a proper, sensible office job and a fun hobby on the side. However, over the last couple of weeks there has been this burning desire in me to jump and go full time blogging.
A book called When to Jump by Arthur M. Lewis really inspired me through this whole process. The book is a collection of different peoples experience in deciding to go forth with their passion and take that leap of faith to do what they love. It is split into four sections and includes fantastic quotes and honestly if you have ever had a dream this is the book to read!
When I finished it, the burning desire and little voice in my head saying “just do it” became so loud I couldn’t ignore it anymore. The changing point for me is when I told my family and friends what I wanted to do. It was really scary and I got mixed reactions but the closest people around me were so so supportive and excited for me. Obviously they said to plan and think logically but if it is what you love go for it.
One of the things that really resonated with me was the fact I was 21, I didn’t have a mortgage or bills to pay, I am at the beginning of my career it could not be a better time to jump. What’s the worst that can happen? I try my dream for six months see if I like it, learn and grow and show determination or try something else. The world is my oyster!
If not now, when ? If not you, who?
I have lots of exciting things to come on the blog and socials – please follow and support my journey! I cannot wait to share it all with you!
Thank you so much for all your support, all my love, Hannah xxx