Working in the big city, in the most busy, suit ridden place and financial hub of London. Suits and heels at the ready, my younger 21 year old self was very overwhelmed at this huge opportunity, so overwhelmed in fact that I put off accepting the job offer for 3 months!
And what scared me was I didn’t think I could do it!
But someone believed in me, believed in me and my work ethic enough to push me forward for this opportunity, a job that was highly targeted, and 65% didn’t make the cut within a 2 week period of starting. They expected you to hit the ground running, do a good job and exceed their expectations!
My corporate job was sucking the life out of me, being in a place I didn’t want to be, I was working round the clock, working on my own business whilst I was commuting, in my lunch breaks, when I got home after dinner working till 1/2am some mornings, to then get a couple hours sleep to do it all over again. I didn’t have any days off as I would be shooting weddings and engagement shoots during the weekend. I was just exhausted, burnt out, and it made me hate my day job even more. I would sit in my office chair in the city staring out the window at the docklands, just dreaming of that day I could hand in my notice.
So I made an exit plan, 6 months, working so hard to make it possible, and I did! It clicked, I knew when it was the right time to be thinking of leaving my job and what I then needed to do to make that a reality.