It’s so weird how one day you’re sitting there thinking about this time last year – you think about how much things have changed and how this one little decision you made put you in the direction you never thought was possible. Life is all about taking little steps in the right direction and eventually you find yourself in your place. If you aren’t happy with your day to day – you change it. If you aren’t happy, look around and assess the things that aren’t making you happy. In 2014, I knew it was my career so I reassessed it, took little steps in the right direction and here I am.
This time last year, I had nothing in terms of a career. I was working at Kmart and at a call centre – I had no clue where I was going, what I was doing, and had no goals at all. I had said that I was going to intern with different companies because I knew this would give me a little insight to the fashion industry and I’d get an idea on where I want to go within the industry. I also had my parents on my back because after receiving a private school education, it was only expected that I would study at university, but I knew that I didn’t want to do that. I tried a few times but it wasn’t for me. I wanted to break the rules. I wanted to succeed on my own. I knew I wanted to be something but I just didn’t know exactly what that was. Who knew that one little Instagram post that I may have missed, had I not been on my phone at that time of night, led me to having a job that I could not imagine life without now.
Fast forward to this exact moment and I would not have pictured this as my life last year but I am genuinely so ecstatic that this is what I call my every day. I am working at a footwear company and it is not what I expected but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Here I am, having responsibilities and a life that I didn’t even think was possible for my age.
We all don’t realise the importance of taking little steps in the right direction. I know so many people that have no clue what they’re doing or they don’t love what they do. I can’t imagine a day now where I didn’t love my job. Everyday I wake up and it doesn’t feel like work, like it used to with the customer service jobs. I now wake up because I know I’m going to learn something each day to better myself in my career and my knowledge in this industry is just growing day by day. Is there any better feeling? Whenever I meet someone and they tell me what they do, I always ask if they love it – simply because I want to get a grasp on how many people actually love what they do and wouldn’t have it any other way and it’s crazy how many fantasise doing something completely different. We are all afraid of rejection or failure so we take the easy road and therefore are never completely satisfied. I certainly know that I would have it another way, but that’s my goal and if I’m in a job where I am working towards my goal then I’ll continue the job until I feel it’s time.
It’s so important to focus on you, and only you. I am doing this job because it makes me happy. I am doing this job because I know that I am gaining knowledge in a field where I want to work in. I am doing this job because it’s getting me closer to my goal. I am doing this job because it’s no longer a job for me – work doesn’t feel like work anymore. There’s always good days and bad days but at the end of the day, I am just so grateful for every little aspect of life around me.
Do you love your job? Do you feel like you need a career change?
Start the thought in your mind and think about it everyday. Eventually, think about what you really want to be doing and everything will fall into place.
Stay Peachy everyone! If you have any questions, feel free to ask below!