Two years ago I was working in an office job. I was stressed and creatively unfulfilled. I was sick of helping other people to create their vision whilst leaving mine on the back burner. I got ill all the time, I was tired, I would cry when I got home from work, I never saw my daughter or husband. Sound familiar?! I had a huge passion for interiors and design and would day dream about working in that industry. My problem was, aside from decorating my own flat I had ZERO experience and ZERO contacts in that industry. Then I thought, screw it. I'm gonna start a blog and show off my eye for style and it'll somehow get me work in the industry. You might think that sounds naive, but it worked. I was about ready to try anything.
Now, 2 years later, with 2 major blogging awards under my belt, I've left my full time job. I work freelance as an interior stylist creating amazing imagery and have worked with some of the biggest names in the business. I design for my own clients (who all find me via my blog) and I am approached by brands that I adore every week asking me to write about them on my blog, which has over 5500 readers a month now.
I've been featured in the biggest UK newspapers and I'm now a regular contributor for one too. I've even appeared on two major TV shows for Channel 4! Above all of it, I get to work from home when I want to, spend loads of time with my 3 year old daughter and am getting to realise all of my creative ideas. I'm building MY brand and MY vision, not someone else's.
So before you start giving me a million excuses as to why it can't be done = just stop. IT CAN.