Quit the corporate world to become a full-time maker. Hosts an amazing podcast and talks openly about her challenges and failures. A role model for all of us.

Your story is very inspirational

It shows a lot of courage that you chose this path where not everything can be planned, when you鈥檝e always been a planner.

How did you set up this bit of structure that helps you get in the right flow?

How brave of you to share your honest and vulnerable thoughts! And to want to help others, it鈥檚 so needed and you鈥檙e an absolute angel for what you do!鉂わ笍 keep going and know that the reward is closer than it may seem!

Currently 15 months into the journey of shedding a 20 year career in corporate healthcare to become a full-time freelance web designer

AMA馃憞

It's been 15 months since I quit my corporate job to become a paid creative.

I haven't made it, but I show up, everyday. It's hard, it's lonely & the most rewarding work I have ever done.

I want to help others get there faster with tools for success. More to come 馃憖

Thanks to @saranosocks for introducing me to Ikigai. Here鈥檚 a delightful video about it. #tryikigai @TimTamashiro

youtu.be/pk-PcJS2QaU

Just had a delightful chat with @saranosocks about marketing, @helpingcreative , life and #podcastops. Thanks Sara!

Really looking forward to @saranosocks 鈥榮 work here.

鈥淚dentity鈥 is something that I鈥檝e struggled with too. It took me 3-4 months to stop thinking of myself as 鈥淔ormer Software Engineer at ___鈥.

Can鈥檛 wait to go through the ups and downs with these folks!

I had no idea this was the journey you're on, Sara! Thanks for sharing, encouraging, and empowering others.

Looking forward to hearing more of your story and seeing where this journey takes you. Keep going.

I鈥檝e had countless days like this猬囷笍

I think maybe this isn鈥檛 for me, maybe I should just go back, it would be easier.

Then I remember how truly unhappy I was, how far I have come, the life I am building, the sense of fulfillment I have...

I will succeed, it just takes time.

It鈥檚 easy to get overwhelmed with what others are doing.

Celebrate their success and continue on your path.

Creatives / freelancers / indies, I *love* what @saranosocks is up to馃憖

Check out her 'stuff' via her twitter feed + the links in her bio 馃憣

Really love this: 鈥淗elping Creatives follow their story, not a career path.鈥

for sharing your awesome journey, tips and suggestions 馃А as creators! I am glad to have featured your work in the guide. Thank you so much 馃挍

1 yr ago today I quit a 20 yr career to follow my creativity.

No amount of planning prepared me for the journey I started. An emotional roller coaster like no other. Lots of learning, lots of failure.

Excited to openly share my journey in 2021

Questions AMA馃憞

That's a really beautiful journey, Sara! You seem to have tapped deep into your creative side and it reflects on how far you've come! 馃憦

Sarah! This is so great, I can鈥檛 wait to dig in to the resources. Thank you so much for creating it.

Never give up. The secret to success is not luck, but perseverance.

I never stop to think how much I have accomplished in the 15 months since leaving corporate. After chatting with two good friends this week they pointed out how far I have come.

A lot can happen in a year.

Such a vague statement, so let鈥檚 put some context to it in a 馃У馃憞

Community has been key in my journey.

I fought hard for months against community thinking I could make this journey on my own. After 8 months of floundering and the lowest of lows, community has been the one thing to help me move forward.

Surround yourself with support.

This is such a common theme for creators. I feel the same way. It's overwhelming sometimes the desire to want to help others up the ladder.

Looking forward to what you come up with here.

Right!? I鈥檓 looking forward to helping you on your journey for that as I pursue the same

Rest is essential. I鈥檝e learned that being 鈥榝resh鈥 or rested is more effective than being persistent when it comes to mental work. I can do better work in less time with rest, so I make time for it. I no longer work tired unless I鈥檓 in a crunch.

I started the Talks With SaraNoSocks podcast with three goals:

鉁 transparency on how hard it is to build your own business
鉁 show others they aren鈥檛 alone in their journey
鉁 share the amazing stories of others paving their own path