“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou
This quote rings so true for me, and probably for many others. If you don’t love what you’re doing, find a way to leave it and pursue what you know you truly love.
The only thing permanent is change, and change helps you grow as a person so embrace it as much as you can.
The best thing I have ever done was dive into what scared me and chase after what I knew would make me jump out of bed in the morning, not pull the covers back over and my head and make me feel anxious about the day ahead.
I think when we live authentically, pursue our passions and serve others, we are the best versions of ourselves and everyone should endeavour to be that, for themselves and for those around them. Six months ago I was depressed and feeling completely not like my self. After 18 months of self reflection and work into figuring out why I felt like this, I decided to quit my corporate job. I saved up enough money for living expenses and to cover the mortgage, in case I couldn’t find work straight away and I left in August, travelled Vietnam & Cambodia for 4 weeks (which was life changing) and came back to no job, but to finish my Cert IV in Design and start a Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration (Residential).
Three months after leaving that job, I couldn’t have found a more perfect one – it is exactly what I wanted to get into in the Interior Design industry and if I was going to work for someone else again. The company, the role, the hours, the structure. Everything about it is perfect, it is a dream job.
This might sound airy fairy but I’m a big believer in the law of attraction. I ‘knew’ I would find this job, I wasn’t going to accept anything less and it fell into my lap!
So go for it, if you have a dream make a plan and make it happen. Do the necessary work on yourself and don’t stop until things start to feel right – it’s a gut feeling. You should feel energised by what you do in the day to day, not drained.
Do what makes you happy because life is too short to not do work that is meaningful to you. Serve others, try and live consciously and follow your passion!
This first post is very personal but starting this blog coincides with a big change for me personally so I felt like I had to share in case anyone out there might be in the same situation as me right now! Because YOLO.