‘Just write and see what comes out!’ is what other bloggers I’ve spoken to have said…
….so here goes…..
…….my first blog post.
Hi! I’m Angela, I am 31 years old and I live in London. Although I’ve enjoyed my previous jobs there’s been a core essence of my being that has felt slightly dead/shut off inside when it came to my career. This is quite sad when you think about it, seeing as that’s the entire time I’ve been in ‘proper jobs’ and on the career ladder.
Now, you could’ve easily read that first paragraph and thought ‘oh wow, this woman sounds like doom and gloom. It’s her first blog post and she’s already written the phrase ‘dead inside!”
I guess it depends how you look at it. I wouldn’t say doom and gloom, I’d say that I finally woke up to myself! I woke up to my whole personality, and realised that I’ve been trying to squish all of many talents, quirks and interests into boxes that have been created by other people.
And I don’t want to do it anymore.
Ultimately I want to build up my own business. I want to work on something day in and day out that’s crafted and scuplted by myself. I’m also in the process of writing two books that I want to publish.
So I left my job.
‘Wooooah, slow your row! You left your full-time job!?!? Just like that?!?! One day you walked in to your boss, put your resignation letter on the table and quit? That same day?? That’s the dream!’
No, of course not, don’t be daft. This isn’t a Hollywood film people! This is real life. I’ve got rent and bills to pay!
I gave six weeks notice and I physically left the building two weeks ago, but for me the process of leaving began a good few months before. The shift that it took mentally, of not only telling myself but of also convincing myself I could go it alone, took quite a while.
It is this period in time where I want to start my posts from, and what I initially want to focus this blog on. To look back into the very recent past – at how I’ve moved from working for an employer – thinking about my next strategic move up that career ladder – comparing myself to others of the same age – thinking about my pension and not being very excited about the whole thing – to throwing it all in and going it alone.
I’ll also take you on my journey from this point forward. I know there will be many tears, laughs and long days ahead of me!
I intend to use this blog as a way to talk openly about the process of self discovery (how cheesy) and techniques and tips I’ve learnt along the way. The aim of being able to offer support to others who want out of their 9-5, or are on the precipice of making that big step themselves.
Through a lot of self-reflection one key element that will run through all of my posts is about looking at the power of our words and the effects they have on our thoughts, decision-making and subsequent actions.
So lets dig a little deeper…..care to join me?
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