Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Shake It Up, Baby



I first watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off about 15 years ago during an inspired late-night sewing and making session with my wee cousin, Danni. We were hopeful and young (we must have been early secondary school-age) and the prospect of taking a sneaky Day-Off to have an adventure in a big city was so exciting.

Over the years I've come back to this film with fond memories. It's not just a story about some school kids skiving- it's about aspirations, taking chances and living life.

And with that (and you might be wondering where this is going) I am pleased to say that within 4 weeks- I will be 100% self-employed and will no longer have a day-job. Leaving the security of a regular income and the familiarity of a workplace which I have been part of for the last 4 years was not an easy decision for me to make- while it's the end of one (longer than anticipated) chapter in my life it is also the start of a new one- and I'm so excited!

In the famous words of Ferris (and at the risk of sounding super cheesy): "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". I can only hope I havn't just reversed the metaphorical Ferrari through a plate-glass garage wall: wish me luck!

9 comments:

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Congratulations! Hope all goes well for you (I'm sure it will) : ) wooo!

monda-loves said...

Brilliant! Well done for taking the leap. I did it last year and I haven't looked back since.

sewyou said...

Congratulations Nikki! I bet you never look back, here's to making life exciting... I left my job in June this year and haven't looked back for 1 second.

HOORAY!

Flora said...

Fantastic! Well done, I'm sure you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner!

Nikki McWilliams said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments- it's nice to hear from folks who are in the same boat (the fully self-employed boat)

:)

McCrocodile said...

I'm getting all emotional I'm so excited for you! Your one in a million girl, if anyone can make a real success of themselves, it's you. If I can ever do anything to support your progress in any way please let me know! xxx

me said...

HUZZAH! Well done Nikki, I'm very proud of you!

Cat said...

Yay! Good luck Nikki (not that I think you'll need it!!) - and mahoosive congrats! :)

Alexandra Snowdon said...

Hurray! Nikki - you escaped! Best of luck to you chuck, it couldn't happen to a nicer girl.