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 👀
Really looking forward to @saranosocks ‘s work here.
“Identity” is something that I’ve struggled with too. It took me 3-4 months to stop thinking of myself as “Former Software Engineer at ___”.
Can’t wait to go through the ups and downs with these folks!
I’ve had countless days like this⬇️
I think maybe this isn’t 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.
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’s put some context to it in a 🧵👇
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.