Mary Portas One Life: over to YOU

15 April 2009

Each week in Grazia, Mary Portas talks one reader through an issue in their life. But now it's over to you to offer Grazia reader Kim some advice. Read her letter below and let us know if you've ever been through something similar or can give our girl some words of wisdom.

'Am I stupid to leave my job in the middle of a recession?'

'I took my job in health education 18 months ago as a stopgap and know I'm lucky because the people are nice, the salary is good and my bosses are encouraging. But it's not my dream job and I've reached a stage where I have to start moving up the ladder or go in a new career direction. I don't know what to do. I've always dreamed of a job in the arts but should I really leave a good position at a time like this? Or should I let my heart rule my head?' Kim, 25, London

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