Exactly four weeks ago today I left my role as the Strategic PR Advisor at Linc Integrated. It was something I had thought about for a while. Not because I didn’t like the job or the team, indeed I have enormous respect for them, but because I was questioning what I wanted to do.
So, I left Linc without another job. It was scary but also immensely freeing.
Immediately I had friends, Linc team mates and former colleagues urging me to start-up on my own. I rejected the idea, purely on the basis that I’m not a fan of business development and I hate timesheets. Honestly, they are evil.
But rather than worrying about job-hunting, I travelled to my spiritual home of 10 years – London.
It was here that I had dinner with a former client who I’d kept in touch with. She asked me what I liked to do. Easy, I said. Writing, getting under the skin of an organisation, building connections, and helping people solve problems.
What do you know? She offered me a job, right there over a bottle of Jamie Oliver’s finest Prosecco. It wasn’t a full-time role, it was a project that I could work on from home and it was in a sector that I enjoy working in.
I said yes and the rest, as they say, is history. Other opportunities have sprung up since that day and it makes me truly believe that good things will happen if you’re open to new experiences.
So here I am typing the first post for my new blog – Free Agent – in my hastily configured home office. I don’t know where this road will take me but it’s certainly worth finding out.