It can’t possibly come as a surprise to any of you how much I love this blog. I’ve had it for over a year now and the more work I put into it, the more love and passion I have for it.
I had promised myself at uni that I would never take a job just for the money. I didn’t want to sell myself out and go to work every day unhappy and hating what I did. But the fact of the matter is I needed to start a career and get myself some professional experience under my belt. And the job I took led me to the opportunity to meet my boyfriend and get a Visa here in the UK so that I could live here with him. So in all honesty, I can’t complain too much as I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be where I am now without taking that first job. And it taught me a lot. It’s taught me how I thrive in a more creative workspace than a technical one. And in a lot of ways, taking that job brought me to my blog.
Everything happens for a reason, eh?
Since I came down with the Palsy, I have taken some time off of work. At the beginning, I used that time to just relax, sleep in, and clean up the flat. But after a day or two, I needed to do more. Because I am not good at sitting on my ass, I always need to be busy. So I used my extra time to do bits for the blog. I had a day where I sat on the ground taking flat lays for hours for upcoming blog posts and interim Instagram pictures. By the end of the day, I was buzzing because I enjoyed what I had been doing so much.
Guys, I sat on the ground taking photos of inanimate objects for hours and I was happy and called that a good day. If that isn’t proof enough that I am doing the right thing with my life, then I don’t know what is.
The point of this blog post is to get you thinking about what your true ambition is in life and get you inspired to take the first step in pursuing it.
Regardless of what your true ambition is, you can find a way to make it part of your every day life. I have read so many stories about people who are in a job to make the money and do their passion project on the side until they get to a comfortable place in life where they can take that passion project full time. It’s a scary thing, but it IS attainable.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t want to go my entire life dreaming about all the things I could have or should have done. When I see something that interests or inspires me, I try it out. It’s easier said than done, I get that. And I also understand that money can play a really big part in it. Especially for those of you who have families or other responsibilities that don’t give you the freedom that I have.
I realise I am very lucky in this regard. It’s only me and D at the moment. I did choose the right time to start my blog and I am thankful for that.
But there is nothing stopping you from dabbling into your ambition on nights and weekends and any other bit of spare time you get.
If there’s one thing I have learned in my 26 years, it’s that you are the only person who can stop you from getting what you want. If you want something enough, you work your ass off to get there. You do what it takes. And if it’s a matter of something that makes you happy versus unhappy, there is no question. Always choose happy.
Because when you look back on your life in 50 years, do you really want to tell people you didn’t have the guts to do that one thing you had always dreamed of doing?
I know I don’t.
Much Love, and happy weekend!