It's Friday already, my gosh where has this week gone! I seem to have crammed so much in this week. I saw a Chinese acrobatic/ballet performance of Swan Lake, co-hosted a hen party at my flat (with a naked butler) and am off to another hen party now. Will bring you pictures after the weekend.
So as it's Friday I thought I would do this weeks Friend Friday post. This week we are discussing self-employment and taking the plunge to go it alone. Find all the other ladies participating over on Modly Chic.
1. Fess up - if you could do anything professionally what would it be?
I'd just like to be able to ditch all my normal day jobs and work full time as a freelance writer. I am slowly getting there, I have 3 monthly writing jobs now so hopefully I will be able to do it soon.
2. What draws you to this?
It's all I've wanted to do since I was 15. I have this creative urge that I simply have to let out, and I find writing is my best outlet.
3. When did you first start dreaming about this?
As I said above I was about 15 when I decided I wanted to be a writer. It was after reading so many fashion magazine I decided this is what I wanted to do with my life. But it wasn't until I went to uni that I decided I wanted to be a freelance writer instead of working in a specific magazine office. I liked the idea of the freedom of working for many publications and being able to write about a range of topics.
4. What's holding you back from going all in?
Money! In all honesty it's just the financial side. I don't make enough from my writing to cover everything so sadly I still have to do my day job/jobs. If I had a nice pot of savings then I may just go for it, but I don't. If I can just get a few more paid jobs on board then I will do it!
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest...what's one step you can take now on the way to realising your dream?
Just to get out there and get my name know by more of the local press, and network, network, network!!
So what is your dream career? Have you taken the plunge to go freelance?