Marcie Hill described her career change.
“In 2008, I left my 12-year career in Human Resources and my job to pursue my passion of writing. In retrospect, I do not think that I should have been in Human
Resources. My personality was marketing, communications or writing. I picked HR because I really wanted to study management and I thought I would be a great middle person. I did enjoy HR early in my career; however, I got tired of babysitting adults, sitting behind a desk and the lack of creativity. I was blessed with a cool supervisor who saw me checking out mentally. Thus, she worked with me on the timing of termination and provided me with unemployment benefits.”
She talked about the financial impact, “I had unemployment initially, worked odd jobs, and got support from my friends and family. My income fluctuates because I'm freelancing, so I’m currently looking for a part-time or temporary gig. However, I'll work full-time to fund my dreams.”
Marcie’s goals, “I’m taking my writing life to the next level. I am working on getting published in my ideal publications - Chicago, Essence, Entrepreneur and Parade. I am also scouting for corporate writing assignments and transforming my blogs from hobbies to businesses.”
Her closing words, “The spirit of writing was upon me but it had gotten to a point that it was so strong I just had to leave to find out what my gifts would bring. I'm experiencing heaven on earth. I do at least one thing I love daily; I’m getting in touch with my creative side, which had been dormant, screaming to get out. Also, I'm a better person because I'm living what I love to do.
I encourage everyone to live his or her dream, but have enough money saved so you can sustain.”