I began this year with a desire to make some changes and focus on my dream career – writing. When I went back to work after Christmas, I gave three months notice. Somehow I’ve arrived at my last week. I’ve been at my company for seven years and it feels very strange and somewhat scary to be saying goodbye to it after so long. Not only that, but I’m leaving the security of my full-time job in human resources to follow my dream – which may, or may not, come to anything.
I’m not usually a risk taker. In fact, I hate change and I’m really indecisive so it’s a little bit shocking to me that I’m prepared to take such a leap. But the positives out weigh the disadvantages. Not only will I now be able to focus on writing which I love, I’ll be leaving my three-hour a day commute behind which has driven me slightly crazy over the years. And while I don’t have any family commitments, this is a chance to go for it and ensure I don’t have any regrets about not trying in the future.
It will be a big adjustment and will probably feel like a holiday until it sinks in. But I will give it my best shot. And hopefully 2012 will see my dreams coming true.
Wish me luck