That's right. Things change. And for me, a lot has changed in the last few months. This post is all about inspiring you to do the things you've always thought about doing, in order to get you where you want to be.
Six months ago, I was working in the same retail job I'd been in for two years, which I was perfectly satisfied with at the time. I was in a happy relationship and I was going through a good gym routine and feeling confident with my body. Since then, I was almost made redundant, broken up with the boyfriend, struggling to find time and motivation to get to the gym, and worrying that time is ticking and I'm still no where near where I want to be, career wise. I realised that I'd pretty much done nothing with the past year of my life. Right now I am at my prime stage of doing something about it.
As a newly single woman (well, girl), I know now I can move to London and pursue my career dreams over there, because there is nothing holding me back anymore. I'm applying for interns, began looking into accommodation over there and contacting people I was too afraid to before. Although I'm not there yet, I know I'm getting closer and all I have to do is keep trying and stay positive.
So what is it you want to do?
Perhaps you're like me and interested in a career in fashion? Or would prefer journalism, retail, media, music? No matter what you want to do, it all works the same way. This day and age, if you don't have experience, you're not going to get anywhere. For some jobs, you don't need a degree. Just enthusiasm and experience. I don't think you need me to tell you what to do to get that experience. You already know. Get out there, send out your CV, volunteer in the evenings or on weekends, whatever. You know what you have to do, but you need to be willing and I promise it'll be worth your while one day. If you're not sure what you need to do, send me a comment/message/tweet and I'll be happy to advise!
If it's not a career you're wanting to work towards, perhaps you're simply looking for new and exciting challenges? Perhaps you're very happy with your job but are seeking something exciting to take on in your life. Maybe you'd like to do a little travelling, or have always wanted to go bungee jumping, or wanted to get back into dance classes, or write your own book. Whatever it is, write it down, set some goals, work out when you'd like to have done it by, and "just do it".
Remember, the key to life is happiness.