Why I Quit My Full-Time Job

Some of you may know (from my recent Instagram posts) that I’ve recently quit my day job at a creative agency.

The decision was a long time coming (like it is for so many creatives and freelancers), but that didn’t make it any less terrifying. I learnt so much in 18 months at Plato Creative and my last day was exactly a week ago. I couldn’t stop the tears at my send-off and it still feels a bit surreal. It’s hard leaving a secure, traditional career to pursue something less stable. At the end of the day, I need time to focus on projects that get me out of bed in the morning.

On that note, you’ll may notice a few more #ads and #sponsored posts on my blog and Instagram. I will always disclose whether a post has been paid for as an advertisement because I think it’s important to be honest in such an unregulated industry. I’m very selective and only work with brands and causes I actually stand behind. That said, I need to pay my bills in order to keep doing what I love on a full-time basis.

Blogging and creating content  full-time has been on my mind since before I moved to Christchurch two years ago! It feels a bit magical to be finally in the position to make my dreams a reality. I already have a few exciting projects up my sleeve and will be freelancing part-time to a company I’ve admired FOREVER, Brown Bread. It’s a B Corp that uses business to solve social and environmental issues. I’m still pinching myself about the projects I’m working on.

Please feel free to email me at vanessaortynsky@gmail.com if you have any questions, or if you think you might be interested in working together! I’m always on the lookout for interesting projects and assignments, so please get in touch!

Thanks for following along as I navigate this unfamiliar territory!

5 thoughts on “Why I Quit My Full-Time Job

  1. Super exciting Vanessa! I remember that feeling of stepping from agency life to freelancing… scary but sooo worth it. I look forward to seeing all that you do. You go girl. x


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