Soon after that, I discovered that there was a chance my entire department would be outsourced, and I would be made redundant. Instead of being devastated, I was secretly a little happy. Of course, I worried about money, but losing a job I didn’t really like just didn’t seem like the worst thing in the world, no matter how many ways I looked at it.
I knew this was my butterfly moment: it was an opportunity for me to escape the corporate world and become something else. Something that was more ME. Something I had always been, but had been pushing down inside me all this time.
I took another class, and made a ring for myself, something I knew I would wear every day to hold onto my dream while I went through the process of being made redundant. Watching a movie the next night, I realised what I wanted to do. I wanted to inspire people to take the leap that I hadn’t yet had the guts to. I wanted to support and encourage creatives everywhere, but particularly those who wanted to make the best thing in the world: movies! Writers, actors, directors, producers, set designers, costume designers, lighting directors, stunt people... There are so many people that make movies magical!