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Firstly, let me apologise for taking so long to write my next post – a lot has happened and life has just been a lil’ crazy!
For those of you who know me personally or was following me on Instagram in December last year, you will know that I took a massive leap of faith and left my job…without anything else in place! This was one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life, hence why it took me 6 months to come to this conclusion. What made it difficult was that I was part of an organisation that had a fantastic company culture, people were friendly and genuinely passionate about their jobs. I had a really supportive manager and worked with intelligent and unique people whom I learnt a lot from.
So why leave?
Over time, I realised that I was searching for more creativity in my role, and have never lost the dream to become a content creator/digital influencer, and also work within the fashion industry. Yes, that’s the millennial talk right there, but I am so proud to be one! Gone are the days where we simply take and stay with any job because it provides us with an income. Gone are the days where we are not encouraged to challenge our own situation, to push outside of our comfort zone and explore all that life has to offer us. However, my goal is not to stop full-time work, but rather to find something else that aligns more closely with my passions.
It did take a long time for me to come to terms with leaving a very stable job without anything else lined up yet, and in complete honesty, what I considered as my passion did seem a bit airy-fairy…most people described it as being ‘Insta-famous’ and ‘travelling the world while being sponsored by luxurious brands’. I understand the interpretation behind this, but for me, it is much more than these things.
Blogging and creating my own content is a way for me to express my individuality, my creativity and build a strong personal brand. On the other hand, fashion has also always been a huge love of mine. To me, it is a way we express beauty and our individuality to ourselves and the rest of the world. It is another creative outlet, and the right outfit can make all the difference to our confidence.
My goal is to one day inspire people in many ways through my work. It’s about connecting with like-minded people across the world, and being able to share and speak about topics that I am passionate about.
For now, I am enjoying the days of researching, learning how to improve the quality of my content, and bringing all the creative ideas in my head to life. Deep down, my gut told me over and over that it was the right time to leave my job, and I am aware that it might not work out in the end, and my life might take a completely different direction. I realise that your priorities, goals and life situation change over time, but I know for a fact that years from now when I look back on my life, there will very likely be no regret for trying my best and giving myself a chance to pursue these passions of mine, which has been in the back of my head since my time in uni.
I will always encourage people to follow their instinct and follow their dreams. It might not mean leaving your job or making any other drastic life changes, but promise yourself that whatever you do, don’t let fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence or the unknown hold you back. I am a firm believer that whatever happens, things will work out and you will take many learnings from your experiences, good and bad.
Life is short so create the best one you can live!