Today’s post is a bit of a mash of thoughts. I never intended on my blog being purely beauty based so why not start with something different right now
Recently I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the things that are important to me. The reason I have been doing this is because on my commute to work everyday I hear so many people talking on the phone or chatting with their friends, talking about the lives they live and the things that make them happy. I love this! I feel like so many of us do things because we feel we should or we don’t know what to do so we stay put until something comes along and forces us to do something different.
After leaving university I was in a bit of locomotion on where I should head next. I had spent nearly 18 years in education and suddenly was being left to make life changing decisions all on my own. Half of my brain wanted to pack a bag and travel the world like I had always imagined. The other half wanted to be a success and prove that I did make the right choice going to university and pursing a path I wasn’t all that sure I wanted.
Along the way I ended up doing a fair bit of travel and loved the way it made me feel. After doing this alongside my day job and “normal” life I decided that I didn’t have to make a choice. I could do whatever I wanted and there didn’t need to be a huge rush to get there. That is something I have learnt, not being in such a rush to achieve and experience everything right away. Patience is not exactly my strong suit, but I am learning that just because something isn’t happening right away doesn’t mean it won’t happen at all.
Once I started my job 2 months out of uni I loved the freedom and pride it gave me. I felt like I was achieving and growing as a person, all of which I loved. Regardless of feeling this way I have to admit there are times I wonder whether the path I choose was the one I truly wanted, or if it was just something I moulded myself into. If I am completely honest I think everyone feels this way; unsure if there is something else you might be missing. I spend a lot of time trying to work out what the “right” move is, something I don’t think is always the best idea.
I can’t say there is really a purpose to this blog other than to put something down somewhere on the internet that might make someone feel at ease. Wherever you are, whatever situation you find yourself in, you will end up where you are meant to. The decisions you make are not permanent. You can change you mind and change it back again 100 times over because it is totally pointless to spend your time working towards things that are not important to you. Decide what you want to achieve and set yourself some goals on how you’re going to get there. That is what I plan on doing, being very clear in my mind where I want to be and what I am working for so I don’t loose track of my priorities. So many of us forget that we are meant to work in order to live, because what is important to you should drive your choices.
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