Like many women who stopped work to raise a family, the route back to paid employment hasn’t been easy.
I updated my resume. Applied for jobs. Heard nothing.
My confidence plummeted.
Writing is a great outlet for me, but I know from experience that it’s a tough market.
I want a flexible career, using my considerable experience, but I’m not sure I want to go back to a traditional office set up. I couldn’t see where I was heading at all.
Now, you all know how much I love twitter but at times like this I am always amazed at the supportive community and its generosity.
People made suggestions, posted links to jobs and offered morale boosting tips. It was great.
Then Rose Wintergreen, stepped forward and offered me a coaching session which I jumped at.
I relished the chance to focus, gain clarity and find a purpose.
At the end of the meeting, she leant forward and said:
“You can do this you know.”
My mouth formed its usual BUT shape.
I stopped myself . She was right.
That was a week ago.
I signed my first client on Monday.
My little business (CC Marketing & Communications) has taken its first breath.
I’m as nervous and as shaky as Bambi taking his first steps. But I’m up.
Once again I bow to the power of social media and how it has changed my life.
There will be a follow-up post in the next week or so with “how to” tips for those of you in the same situation as me. If you would like to leave a question, or a comment, I’ll endeavour to cover it in the updated post.