“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.” – Junot Díaz
Hi – I’m Adele. I started first writing books for Escape the City, a community for people who want to ‘do something different’ with their careers.
I believe that through stories of how others have gotten to where you want to go, it becomes easier to see how you can too.
The Longer Story
After a few years of working in tech startups and learning a lot about commercial strategy through sheer osmosis, I felt like I might like to go to business school. Yet I couldn’t decide whether the decision came from vanity or necessity and the price tag seemed ridiculously high. So I wrote 8 Ways to Escape the MBA debate.
Through Escape the City, I met a lot of members who were lawyers and seemed particularly dissatisfied in their career choice. I had gone to law school for three weeks myself in my early twenties. Dropping out remains one of the best decisions I have ever made and when speaking to members, I would often draw upon the feelings I had during that time. I wanted to condense the books that had helped me with my own decision and so I wrote Leaving Law: How Others Did It and How You Can Too.
I left Escape the City because I wanted to experience and write about topics beyond career change. I now work a corporate marketing job and am also writing Birds on Mars, about some realities of being an ambitious woman in the 21st century.