About 4 years ago, my good friend and I were sitting and having coffee and we were both complaining about our cubicle jobs. We both decided to read The Anti 9-5, and meet once a week to talk about it. It is a book about getting out of your day job and pursuing something you are really passionate about.
For me- I have been painting ever since I was given my first acrylic paint set at around age 12. I was raised that painting wasn't a practical profession, but I decided to work at it and get my work out there. I went on a leave of absence about 7 months ago from my finance job, and officially quit about a month ago.
My friend Jackie, whom took this journey with me wants and is a professional dancer/choreographer. She has been coaching a local high-school dance team for the past 3 years, and she officially quit her day job about 3 months ago. She is opening up her first dance studio, called Push Studios set to open in September. I am so proud of her and she is amazing. :) If you are in the Portland area, she is doing some free classes this week.
It's really exhilarating setting goals and achieving them. Next! Taking over the world!