Once upon a time I was stuck in a draining job. One that I didn’t jump out of bed in the morning for, one that didn’t inspire me creatively and one that honestly I really CBF’d to do (cough* APS cough*). So one day I sat down and literally just thought about stuff. What made me happy, what I enjoyed doing and where I wanted my life to go and I started to write things down. Like pros and cons. Super easy.
It was a rainy Sunday morning….JOKES. I can’t remember what the weather was like BUT what I do remember is that I had had enough. I was so over things. My body was drained, I was working for money and yaaaaaawn my job was so freakin’ boring I wanted to cry. In fact, I probably did.
I literally used to go to work only to count down the minutes and wait until it was time to leave. Like NO. I couldn’t do it. And once I made that decision it was like my world opened up and rainbows and unicorns filled the air.
All because I did one simple thing – I stopped doing (and saying yes) to things I hate. Like a having a crappy job. I didn’t settle.
Doing stuff you hate is so draining. On your time, your soul and your life. It’s also boring and SO, so not challenging. However, it doesn’t have to be hard! (Ok, maybe getting to where you want to go might actually be hard, but deciding that your happiness and your life is worth more to you than (Insert whatever your draining situation is HERE) will do to your soul, isn’t.)
You just gotta be willing to put in the hard yards to reap the rewards.
But everybody is different. Some people love the structure of a 9-5. While for others, it might make them want to poke their eyes out. You just have to find what works for you and you know what? If you’re confused about where you want to go, it’ll probably take some trial and error to succeed.
But watevs. You do you. Plus, learning is the best. So are mistakes. So make them. Twice. Even thrice, just to be sure. I’ve made a gazillion, but they’ve helped me figure out what works for me and what doesn’t.
Anyway, the moral of this post is if this is the year you’ve been thinking about changing jobs, or just want to stop doing shiz you hate then realistically, if you want things to change, it’s all gonna come down to you.
There are so many people in this world who wake up and go to work in a job that isn’t them. That they hate. WHY? It confuses me. How will you feel when you look back at your life 40 years from now?
So write things down. Mood board. Paint. Interpretive dance (LOL). Whatever. Ask yourself questions.
What motivates you? What makes you happy? What do you love? And most importantly how will you get there?
(OMG I’m kind of realising that this post is sounding super motivational. But honestly, it’s not like a Genie filled lamp is going to fall out of the sky and grant you all your wishes.)
Doing what you love will be hard work, especially at the beginning, but only you have the power to change your situation. And you totally can. Because nobody else will do it for you.
So make a list, plan and get your mojo going. Because you can do anything! (Ok, well maybe not anything, anything like I would love to sing like Mariah Carey but It’s just a dream. So dream within your means and not elaborate fantasies – if that makes sense? I'd like to marry Ryan Gosling too, but he's already married and has a kid. I'm married too, so we could never work.)
Anyway, I’ll shoosh now. Moral of the story is: stop saying yes to shiz you hate and if you want to do what you love maybe this is the year you should go for it. Just do it. Because you can do anything (that isn't an elaborate fantasy).
GO GARY GO X