Yes, yes, there really is….
Approximately three years ago I left Corporate America after thirty years with the same company. I was tired, frustrated, and even angry at times. And did I mention I was tired?
When I left I wasn’t sure what path I would follow, but I knew I wanted to write. I started this blog soon after – mostly as an experiment – and could have never predicted that it would have the audience it does, or that Forbes would be interested in running my articles.
But somehow I needed to turn my penchant for writing into more than just a blog, I wanted to write a book. A book about life in Corporate America, perhaps? I thought about it, even started writing it, but set it aside because I found myself getting tied up in knots as I wrote. That book is clearly not ready to be birthed.
So I combined with knowledge of food allergies and love of baking to write my first book – and I learned quite a bit about photography along the way. For a long time I haven’t said much about this – I didn’t gush about getting an agent or a book deal because I wasn’t sure what to expect, and afraid that I might somehow jinx it.
It was when I saw the cover for me book that it really started to sink in – this is real. Here it is:
Did I mention that I really love that cover?
And then, when I saw my book listed on amazon" (and Barnes and Noble and other places) for pre-order, I decided I couldn’t not talk about it anymore. The book is really coming! In April 2012!
So yes, there is indeed life after Corporate America. Am I making any money? Not really, but I consider this phase an investment. Am I working my butt off? You betcha, but I don’t set my alarm clock. Am I happy? Yes, and helping others at the same time.
If you want to keep up with the latest scoop on my upcoming book be sure to visit me at Learning to Eat Allergy-Free.
So, what about you? What’s your story about life after Corporate America? And are you happy?