It was dinner time, and the little goof was out in the park shooting hoops, i.e. time for Ol’ Daddy to go out and get him.
On the way I bumped into my new writing client, watching her girls on the jungle gym.
“You look a bit tired, R. Been a little busy?”
Short answer, yes. Longer answer, she’s just started up in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and needs the boilerplate to get her website live. She doesn’t have the time or skillset to do it, hence, yours truly.
One reason she doesn’t have time for any writing is that she has a crap tonne of learning to do in her new business. Every week there’s a new course, just to get qualified to start up.
As she was telling me this, I was smiling because when I decided to go into internet marketing, I had exactly NO idea of how much I didn’t know. Several years later, I’m taking on clients, and only just beginning to see the outline of just how much I don’t know.
I told her this, and we had a chuckle at the difficulties of starting a new career mid-life. Of going back to being a student, as said by Kipling:
…to start again at your beginnings…
To be fair, she didn’t go back as far to the beginnings as I did, at least she chose a medical field. I didn’t, but it doesn’t matter. Even if I knew just how much I had to learn, I still would have done it, I want this change. Besides, I’m having too much fun to quit now.
So, to borrow from Nike, “Just do it.”
You don’t know what you don’t know. So what? Start anyway.