Of this week’s Friend Friday topic Katy says:
“I have been overwhelming inspired by two separate blog posts I read in which the blogger quit their day job and has started on the path to self-employment doing what she loves to do. If you haven’t read Sally from Already Pretty’s post on this rush over and do it now. And then to top it all off my younger sister has decided to quit her job and start her own business. So that got me thinking… we all have dreams, goals, aspirations. Putting them down on paper is often the first step to realizing those dreams.”
1. Fess up – if you could do anything professionally what would it be?
I always always wanted to be a political correspondent. I guess I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity now, if it came along. But the dream has now turned into one of doing some freelance jouralism. It is a more attainable dream and one that I would enjoy a whole lot.
2. What draws you to this?
I love to write. It is one of the reasons I took a Masters degree, one of the reasons I’ve been thinking about enrolling for a PhD and one of the reasons I write this blog.
3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?
Well, the original idea, a long looooong time ago. But it has morphed more recently.
4. What’s holding you back from going all in?
Money and a lack of knowing where to really start.
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest… what’s one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?
Start pitching to other blogs and magazines for some experience and to start building my writing portfolio. Any other suggestions anyone?