I am having (on top of divorce, or as a result of) a career crisis... Truth is, having had a junior Graphic Design job for the last 8 years, I have applied for around 75 jobs now and nothing... So you inevitably think you must be useless... and also, my heart is not in Graphic Design. It is a job, nothing else.
I had thought of re-training... Fashion? or perhaps Photography? Is it worth spending 4 years of my life studying? Do I need a degree? Like one french lady said to me whilst I was doing the Pattern Cutting Course in London... in the UK you do not need a degree to be successful. very true....
So having second thoughts about the part time degree, an awful lot of money and time and it doesn't even guarantee me a job!
Instead, I could invest in small key courses, learn from books/blogs/seminars... and start building networks and knowledge.
My problem is... what in? I love sewing, I love photography... I love making art with both...(the third one is not a money spinner, it is a hobbie). All markets are saturated and you need to be 300% committed and ambitious to thrive in anything.
My other issue is time... I know good things come to those who wait, but I could end up jobless by the end of the year. So I need something I can build up to replace my current job (yes, the one where I work for my soon to be ex)...
So many photographers out there all chasing the same thing... so many fashion designers, all chasing the same thing.
Head spins when I think of this. It is a great risk to take and at 38 I wonder whether I am too old to even consider this career move. Should I just keep applying for jobs in Graphic Design until I find something.
On another note, if I am made to sell my house I will have not enough money to buy another, but I will have enough to start my own business... speculate to accumulate?
Now... would love to hear your thoughts and/or your experiences...
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