Right Here. Right Now. | I Quit My Job!

So earlier this week I resigned from my job. Yep, you read correctly. I resigned. (I know the photo above has a plane in it, I’m not actually planning on leaving Sydney… Yet… I just liked the photo)

I’ve been picking up more and more freelance lately, and I’ve really been feeling the burn of the 9-5, as well as all my other work… So I decided enough was enough. And took the leap. So I’m now a FULL TIME FREELANCE DESIGNER!

Freelance is nothing new to me, as I have been doing it on the side for about 6 months or so (I’ve done things on and off since I was studying, but I’ll say I’ve been going harder at freelancing for the last 6 or 7 months), so this wasn’t a spare of the moment decision.
I’d been thinking about making the jump for a while, then one day, it hit me. There’s never going to be a ‘perfect’ time for anything, so why wait? Sure, I could have waited longer and saved up more money, but I’d waited long enough already. And since I’ve had the chance to freelance on the side for a little bit, I know what I’m getting myself into, so I don’t feel as though I’m going into it blind.

The thing that has kept me going, and will always keep me going, is trusting + having faith in yourself, 100%. For me personally, there is no room for negative thoughts. As soon as I made the decision to quit, I made the decision to put absolutely everything I’ve got into this.

Rach posted this awesome round up of quotes last week, and this one stuck out to me. It explains it perfectly.

I don’t think that could be any more spot on. You HAVE to trust that everything will be amazing. (I actually got lost in a YouTube spiral watching these videos of Oprah the other day too…)

I think it’s also important make sure you understand that it will not always be easy.
I might still have to work one or two days a week in an office/studio, or contracted to an agency, just to begin with, but knowing that the other 4 or 5 days are mine, to work wherever I want, and structure how I want, that’s what keeps me in the game.

I will defiantly be blogging about my new adventure, and sharing as much as I can, hopefully inspiring more people to do the same & start living their dream.
This is just a quick ‘I did it!!!!’ post, so I’ve got a few more in-depth ones lined up to post soon.

I’ve also got one or two ‘things’ to launch over the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled…

And I just want to say a HUGE HUGE Thank You to everyone for their congrats + good luck messages, you’re awesome.

Here’s to 2012!

*I’d love to know if anyone else has taken the leap this year, and what you’re doing to prepare/get jobs etc… Or if you’ve done it and have any stellar tips!

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9 Responses to “Right Here. Right Now. | I Quit My Job!”


  1. 2 Christine February 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Congratulations! So glad you took the leap. One of my favorite “future” quotes is “Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now.” You’re going to kick ass and have the best time doing it–enjoy the freelance world 🙂

  2. 3 Rach // In Spaces Between February 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I was grinning all through this post! Like Kim, I couldn’t be prouder! Go get ’em xox

  3. 4 SianRicho February 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks a tonne ladies! Bring it on I say! xx

  4. 5 Kimi February 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Congratulations! 2012 does seem to be the year of the dreamer.

    I’m still working a 9-5 which I actually kind of love the work I do, but the cubicle world isn’t for me. In June, I’m quitting and going to travel the world for a year or longer if I can make my money last. Bought my plane tickets already, and I could not be more stoked.

  5. 6 Miss Potter @hellomisspotter February 23, 2012 at 8:06 am

    YAY!! I’m posting that same quote on my blog today, edited the photo yesterday. Interesting to see how differently you styled it! I can’t believe you’ve only been freelancing 6 months you go-getter! I’m hoping this will be my year for fleeing the 9-5. But who knows! I wish I were as brave as you! I cannot WAIT to read all about your experiences.

  6. 7 vienda maria February 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I’m soooooo thrilled for you and can’t wait to see where you take it all xo

  7. 8 Kelly February 27, 2012 at 12:55 am

    How exciting, I also just quit my retail job, and I’m excited to start a new chapter as an entrepreneur! Congrats, Can’t wait to see your new projects!! 🙂

    ❤ Kelly

    • 9 SianRicho February 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Super exciting! Ohhh yay, good on you lady! It’s the way to go I think. You can learn so much from jumping ship and doing these things for yourself I think, rather than slaving away for someone else 24/7 like I was.
      ps LOVE the new blog/website design. So slick!


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Hey! I'm Sian, and I’m a free-spirited creative wizard. I have a passion for working with people who are on a mission to live their dream lives, and are electrified by the unknown beauty that the future holds. Twelve by One is my place to share awesome finds + write about this amazing world we're living in. Read more here!

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