When I was a kid, my French teacher Mich Archer left teaching. He was a really good guy, better than we deserved in that zoo we called a school, and he changed career to become a carpenter.
Him doing that, leaving an established career to begin a new one, it was one of the few lessons that stayed with me.
It’s four years since I left the day job: I resigned without having another job to go to. But I had a plan. As Philip Henslow says in the movie Shakespeare in Love, ‘It all turns out well,’ and when asked how?, he says, ‘I don’t know. It’s a mystery.’