Inspired by the dreams of others, I hung my hopes on the shoogly peg of self-confidence and set about becoming a market trader, what a learning curve that was.
Tough as it was at times, it could be cold wet with little foot fall through the market, and every sale was hard won, yet I loved working the stalls and developed a peculiar set of skills, which some say are even still apparent in my approach!
I managed to survive in this world for a year or so, until in fact my young wife advised me that I needed to get a proper job as we were expecting our first child. It didn’t take long to make that move, an advert in the local paper for a sales representative selling graphic art supplies.
Well if that one doesn’t have my name written all over it I thought, I don’t know what has, what with me being a qualified graphic designer and all.