I left academia in 2022 to pursue songwriting and performance full-time. For those that don’t know, I’ve been calling this my ‘North of 40’ journey. Leaving the security of a full-time job to follow my dream has been scary, but exhilarating.
There are other women ‘North of 40’ who are also charting new paths in their professional lives. One is Erika Zilm of La La Boutique in downtown Bloomington IL. I stopped by her lovely store to hear her story.