Personal, Work, Writing

Taking a leap

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 🙂

Victoria

xoxo

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61 thoughts on “Taking a leap”

  1. Much luck and abundance to you in your future. May you tackle the dream and wrestle it into submission so that it always does your bidding 😉

  2. Victoria is good you took a leap! i ve been a writer for several years – no job, no salary but i love writing and i ve been going inspite of the hardship. So i encourage you to keep going…………..

  3. It sounds like you’re very committed and that is a great thing to have as a writer. I’m really happy for you and wish you the best of luck in pursuing your dream career. Quite an inspiration, really :).

  4. I’ve been wanting to quit my job for a long time. I hate it and it’s boring. I just don’t want to move into another boring job. I need a job I. The publishing industry, which you can guess us incredibly difficult! Therefore I’d only end up jobless.

    I’m so happy you ate chasing your dreams. It’s such a big step but it’s better to not have regrets and enjoyy

    1. iPhone pressed send by accident. This is what it should have said:

      I’ve been wanting to quit my job for a long time. I hate it and it’s boring. I just don’t want to move into another boring job. I need a job In the publishing industry, which you can guess is incredibly difficult! Therefore I’d only end up jobless.

      I’m so happy you are chasing your dreams. It’s such a big step but it’s better to not have regrets and enjoyy. Plus, this is the ideal life for any writer. I’m seriously considering quitting anyway so I have time to find a job I want.

  5. I know exactly what that leap feels like! I am sure it will bring out the best in you and your writing. I believe that dreams are made to be chased and caught, and for a lot of us it will be the toughest journey we ever take. But also the most rewarding.

    Good luck!

  6. If you don’t take the risk, you will never know, and you will always wonder if you could have done it!
    It may be a bumpy road you tread, but you have the determination and the passion to make it happen. All the best my friend. 🙂

  7. Lots of luck Victoria! This is the best time to take a risk. Before you have too many responsibilities and your decisions effect too many other lives. Congrats! Looking forward to hearing all about your daily writing life.

  8. Hooray for doing something crazy in pursuit of your dreams! When I first considered packing up all of my belongings and moving to China, I thought that sounded crazy…but now I’m here and enjoying it and I’m so glad I made a “crazy” decision. Here’s hoping that one day (not too far from now) you’ll be looking back on this feeling so grateful that you made a crazy decision as well!

    I can’t wait to read about what happens next…

  9. You are doing the right thing by following your heart. However this adventure turns out you would be the richer for the experience. Its the kind of thing many people dream of but are terrified of doing. 🙂

  10. Good luck my friend. This is going to be such a lovely time in your life. It’s going to be a little scary, of course it will be, anything with any degree of uncertainty will be. But you’ll enjoy it if you just accept that anything can happen and whatever happens there is some reason for it. Life is filled with these sorts of things. Yay Vicky!!!

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