Your 13-word Career-change Stories – The Top Ten

Last week, we challenged you to tell your career-change story in just 13 words. And boy, did you deliver!

A huge thank you to all of you who wrote in with your amazing, funny, honest stories.

It was tough, but we finally managed to narrow them down to our top ten. These entries intrigued us, inspired us, and took us right back to the midst of our own career changes…

Which do you like best?

The top ten

“You’re not going back there unless it’s to clear your desk.” I didn’t! – Emma

Read a lot of inspiring books, did nothing, until the day I jumped! – MaryAnn

Two cameras, five lenses, one studio, one accidental subscription company, nineteen mermaid tails! – Carla

Stuck. Frustrated. Lost. Is this it? I can do this. Yes. YES. YES! – Hazel

Clients with pistols, airplanes and smoke, spreadsheets and suits. Gotta love career change! – Nem

What doesn't kill you...and it didn't, it made me fly ridiculously high. – Lorna

I've discovered I'm quite well suited to networking over tea and cake. Hurrah! – Helen

Hmmm... OK... blank... freeze... hmmm... OK... blank... breathe... just... take... the... first... step. – Sarah

The sign post indicates so many ways to go way forward is fogged... – Nicky

So many interests, plenty of skills... How to find my niche? And clients? – Lynn

And our winner is...

Carla Watkins, for this intriguing summary of her career change:

Two cameras, five lenses, one studio, one accidental subscription company, nineteen mermaid tails! 

Having already made her shift, Carla wins a £100 ($130) Amazon voucher. 

Congratulations, Carla!

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Natasha Stanley is Head Coach for Careershifters. She also speaks, writes and facilitates events on the art of human connection.