There was once a time where you left school and got a job for life. These days,
many of us move around from post to post in the same industry, while others
change careers completely. Five people who took the plunge and tried something new share their stories
From Courtroom To Kitchen
Nisha Katona is the brains behind the “twisted Indian” eatery Mowgli Street Food, which has four branches.
The 47-year-old spent 20 years as a family and child protection barrister before opening her first restaurant on Bold Street, Liverpool, in 2014.
She had spent years building her passion for food before quitting her day job.
“I was working as a barrister and all the while I was teaching other lawyers and judges about cooking at my home and our local farm shop kitchen.
“I started a YouTube channel as I am evangelical about how simple and healthy Indian food is and how different eating at home is to what we see in the curry houses.”
Karen Beddow Qualified Litigation Lawyer Found Her Passion For Travel
The Key 🔑 To A Balanced Family Life
Karen Beddow felt she was sacrificing time with her young family while working 12-hour days as a property litigation lawyer.
She now runs a family travel blog from her home in Wirral, Merseyside.
“As well as being a lawyer I sat on two boards – one as a non-executive director of a housing company and as chairman of the trustee board at a care home,” she said.
“There was one particular day where I went to the office at 7.30am, spent my lunch hour on an hour-long phone call, and ran out the office at 7pm to get to a board meeting.
“I got home at 9pm and was still making dinner at 9.30pm. I then sat down and wrote three blog posts, just because that’s what I loved doing and how I switched off, odd as that sounds.”