Flying The Coop from Prieska in the Northern Cape, writes…
I am a teacher and I love my job. Although moulding young minds is not easy sometimes, it is a big part of my life and I cannot imagine who I would be without it. Lately, though, I have been feeling very unmotivated and unhappy. I am drowning in an ocean of never-ending admin and always playing catch–up.
While schools were closed under lockdown, however, I discovered my passion for poultry farming. Being under lockdown I grew frustrated with how much time I had on my hands. I bought some egg laying hens and now I cannot help but dream of a new career path involving chickens!
But Lulz, I am 30 and the breadwinner in my family of five. If I follow my dreams I risk losing my income. Am I too old for this career change?
My Dearest Flying The Coop…
It will never be TOO late. And you will never be TOO old. You will never in your wildest imagination be TOO anything when it comes to your dreams, nana!
There is no age limit as to when and how you should reach for the damn stars. Get that kinda thinking out of your head please. You are fully capable – at any phase of life – to do whatever you want to do.
Too often we justify giving up on our dreams under the guise of being “responsible” and “yeah, the time just isn’t right.” Cancel that bloody pity party, because there will never be a perfect time to do something. Life is unpredictable and ever changing. Find your motion and go with it!
I am not saying quit your job! Right now, you have the security of a steady income. So, try to follow your poultry vision while you still have that security.
Transitioning from employee to entrepreneur is not easy. If you want your business to flourish, start small and start slow!