What would you do if you knew you could not fail? I asked myself that earlier this year and my answer was immediate. Quit my job and pursue my passion for design.
Then I asked myself – what’s stopping me?
Fear was stopping me.
Fear of being unemployed. Fear of learning something new. Fear of not being good enough.
But you know what? I did it anyways.
On July 1, 2016 I officially became unemployed for the first time. I left a career as a digital product manager and enrolled in a certification course to become an interior decorator and home stager.
The last few months have been some of the craziest for me. Almost every week I have a moment of panic and wonder – Am I totally nuts? Have I made a huge mistake? – but they pass quickly and I’m sticking with it. Why? Because I am so incredibly happy that I’m trying – that I’m actually doing it.
I picked up a part-time job at a shop in our local mall to help make sure my share of the bills get paid and I’m slowly working my way through my course work. My goal is to finish in March and officially start offering decorating and e-design services shortly after.
Why am I telling you this? Because sometimes you just need to say theses things out loud, to hold yourself accountable, and to have other people hold you accountable as well.
After this post I’ll be taking a little vacation from the blog – just a couple of weeks – to spend some quality time with family and spend some time I would usually spend on my blog posts working on assignments and planning for 2017.
I’ll be back on January 16th sharing more of my plans for 2017 and some fun projects I’ve been working on.
So let me ask you this:
What would YOU do if you knew you could not fail?
What’s holding you back?
If you want to say it out loud to someone drop me a line at casey[at]housebythebay[.]com