After the outbreak of COVID-19, many of us were forced to reassess our values and consider whether we had been happy and fulfilled in the first place.
I was one of them.
I had been a TV Producer for 20 years, starting from the bottom as a runner—my first job involved spending 14 hours a day in an old plane hangar helping people find the toilets.
Two decades later, I was working on some of the UK’s best-known shows with a book full of contacts. But I decided to turn my back on it all—while raising a toddler.
To live my dream of becoming a freelance writer.
In January 2022, on my 40th birthday, I decided I was never going back to my old career. That I was going to become a writer.
So I removed all my details from job sites, stopped responding to potential employers, and focused entirely on becoming a writer. And despite only working part-time, I have already achieved my goal of being paid to do it!
I was terrified to make the jump, but I was able to overcome my fears.
So here’s what I learned from this process and how you can do the same.Continue reading