I think we can all agree that some of us reach a point where we don’t really know what we are doing or where life may lead. We always have a sense of doubt in whatever we’re doing, especially for me since having graduated with my Bachelors degree; I am constantly doubting where I should be in my life. A question that I am always asked is what my “dream job” is and what I’m doing to achieve that goal.
I genuinely hate this question, I feel like society just automatically assumes that we need to have our shit together. The more and more I get asked about my future the more I begin to realize that it may not be in my degree field. I’ve always wanted to be surrounded by old artifacts, books, and art but I know to do that I would need more schooling than I already have now.
After I graduated and came back from my Europe trip I had come home to a 9-5 job that was mainly being on the phone and sitting at a desk; after about four months my anxiety and stress were at an all time high and I absolutely hated going in to work. I started to think about things that made me happy when I was younger; and everything came back to fashion, beauty and writing.
I’ve always been fascinated with fashion and have always kept up with designers and such. As far as beauty goes, I didn’t get more involved until I graduated high school and am finally comfortable with makeup (and buy way too much of it now, haha). After thinking about it more and more while at my 9-5 job I decided to go back to working at my old job. Sure, the pay was more but being a server I am able to make the same but for less hours. I am finally able to work on my goal of being dedicated to my blog. I remember always wanting to write my own novel- and even wrote half of a novel when I was 16; and this blog has definitely satisfied that urge as of late.
That is why I left my 9-5 job, because of the constant draining days were enough for me to leave and find a more flexible job that allowed me to write and take photos. This blog genuinely makes me the happiest and being able to support myself with this creative passion of mine would be a dream come true. I trusted my gut, and I am so much happier for it. I’ve learned that my own needs and dreams are more important than what society thinks I should be doing.
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