Making Changes

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This is me right now.

I standing at the crossroads of life. There is so much I want to accomplish; so many places I want to see; so much I want to learn; too many things to possibly experience in one’s lifetime, but I can try!

What are my options? Well, I could go straight ahead down the path I am currently on, which would involve more and more 50+ hour weeks, 12 hour shifts and late nights at work. It would involve perhaps a little bit of a challenge, but not much, and a lot of monotonous mind melting activity. No.  I’m pretty much over trying to ‘make the most out of a bad situation’. It’s time to face reality. I just don’t enjoy my job anymore. In fact, I’m pretty miserable. And that takes a lot of courage for me to admit.

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After much soul searching and deliberating, I decided that it was time to practice what I preach.  So I plucked up the courage, trusted my instincts and I handed in my notice at work! I’ve another 6 weeks left at my company. This means I’ve 6 weeks to decide which direction my life is heading.

To use one of my most hated phrases, the world is my oyster! For the first time in months, I feel liberated. I feel adventurous. I feel nervous. But most of all, I feel happy.

I received the most wonderful email off my friend Jen this afternoon. Jen advised me to write down ‘an unadulterated list’ of everything I love, my passions and my priorities for right NOW. She reminded me that a job or career isn’t ‘for life’ anymore. Her email was a friendly reminder to not let anyone influence my decisions regarding my future. It is all about me.

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So here I am, on a Saturday afternoon, crayolas in hand, ready to scribble down my ‘Things I Love’ list. It all starts today. I’m excited, albeit slightly anxious, to discover what I probably should already know about myself, my passions and my dreams. I can’t wait to see where the next 6 weeks will lead me to!

Let’s do this.

Charlene

xoxo


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10 thoughts on “Making Changes

  1. I can really relate to this. I’m only 19 and just finished my first year at uni but still everyone’s pressuring me about what I wanna do later after uni. I just don’t really know yet because there are so many interesting things out there. But I’m sure well eventually find the right thing. It just takes time. X

    • I think it’s perfectly normal not to know what you want to do 🙂 the most interesting people still don’t know what they want to do when they are 60!!! There is hope for us yet 🙂

      • Exactly! I’m sure we’ll eventually find our way and I think as long as you’re happy with what you’re doing everything else will be okay. But happiness is definitely the most important thing for me:)

  2. This is always the scary thing about life, but you took a step in the right direction! No need to do anything that won’t better you or make you happy. And if you just so happen to choose traveling as your final option, let me know if you need a travel buddy 🙂 I’m dying to go back to Europe and continue exploring! xx

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