FEB 2016 Why jump? 6 months since the 'big leap'.

'Don't waste your time doing things that don't excite you. Find your passions and go out there and grab them with both hands'. (Richard Branson)

Sound familiar ? It certainly did to me.

For a lot of people, me included, the career they end up in isn't always the career they had imagined. Don't get me wrong, International Supply Chain & Logistics is an amazing space to be in; I had the opportunity to work for a great company with some of the best people in the business. But...there comes a time when you step back and look at the jigsaw puzzle that is your life and you realise there are still a lot of pieces missing.

For as long as I can remember I have had a creative streak. My collection of early drawings saved for me by my parents showed 'potential' that would later fuel my passion for art and textiles throughout school, culminating in 4 years in Higher education studying Fashion Design and Marketing.

As a result I love to knit, sew, crochet, draw, paint as well as being a self-confessed stationery addict ! And whilst I'll never climb to the award winning heights of my contemporaries in these areas I have proven over the years to be a pretty decent photographer.

This love of capturing points in time and having control over the final image published to the world has been part of me since I got my first camera aged 13. Many years and thousands of photographs later I realised a dream in 2010 by becoming a freelance photographer alongside my full time career. A few years on and another dream gets ticked off of the 'to do' list; quitting the day job and jumping off of the corporate merry-go-round.

That was 6 months ago.

I am now a full time Digital Artist, pushing forwards, using my photographs as source material to produce Digital Artworks.

I have not looked back (though in moments of crisis it has been tempting !)

I've come a long way; I've learnt, I've created, I've cried, I've dismayed and I've high-fived all in equal measure.

The reality is that this dream may not last forever but right now I have both of my hands firmly outstretched with a very tight grip on my ambitions !

'Don't look at how far you have to go, look at how far you've already come!'

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