It’s Monday team! I hope you all had good weekend, even if it was over faster than you can eat a share bag of munchies. I wanted to take a moment to talk about some hopes for my career in the (hopefully not too distant) future. When I think about what I’m doing right now my pea sized head can’t help but think “one day”….
I have always wanted an amazing career, I just never quite new what I wanted to do, how I was going to achieve it and where to start in the first place. To be honest I’m still not totally sure on all those questions but their are a few things I do know for sure. I’m not afraid to say that I want to be successful and have a career that means something to me and you shouldn’t be either.
Being successful means something different to everyone and too often when it’s used to describe a characteristic of a woman it can be misconstrued with being ruthless, a bit heartless and Miranda Preistly-ish (who by the way I love) and it really shouldn’t be the case. If you’ve got a goal, go out and crush it. So here it goes, three things that I’m working towards for little ol’ me.
To work for myself
Ever since I was rocking a bob, round NHS glasses and an eye patch I always wanted to work for myself. Owning my own salon, bakery (you guys are so lucky I didn’t do that, probs give you food poisoning) and a gymnastics club were all on the list at one point. The thought of having my own baby to grow and being able to call the shots in my life appeals to me now more than it ever has. I want to work hard for my dream and watch it reach milestones so I can look back and think wow girl you smashed that. Some when in the future I would like this to be my full time gig and I’m not afraid to say that. Trying to be open and honest on the internet can sometimes be hella scary, especially with the unfair stigma around the “full-time” blogger career. I work full time job and leave the house at 6.30am and don’t get back until 7pm (sheds tear for ones self) and trying to get this off the ground requires full time hours too but I’m happy to work all the time because I love it and I believe it’s going to work as long as I werk, werk, werk. I know I’m going to have to be brave and take risks to let go of the safety of full time employment but I’m ready to jump out of that comfort zone I heart so much and I’ll probably shit myself but hope to do it anyway.
To be comfortable financially
No matter what anyone says, it is okay to be financially driven if you’ve got a good set of morals (and your not scamming old ladies in the process of course). I love blogging and creating content and that is why I do it. Do I hope one day it will be my meal ticket? OF COURSE. And I hope to be better off than I am now. There is no shame in that and wanting to earn money from doing something you enjoy is the dream. After racking up a nice sum of debt (completely obsessed with spending money and still am) I’ve nearly paid it off and I’m in a much better position financially than I have ever been, but I’m not there yet. I grew up in a two bedroom house with five people and not a lot of money to go around and that could be why I’m a bit more financially driven and I’m okay with that. I’m not talking millions (unless anyone is offering, I don’t mind) but enough money that if my mum needed to borrow some I could help, a nice holiday each year and to put some central heating in the house without being broke for life would be fab thanks. Oh and to not tear up every time I hand over the cash for my foundation…
Rid myself of Sunday evening blues
I really enjoy my current job but I know it’s not my dream job. I have a good time with the girls, I get secure pay each month and my bosses are babes. I’m happy where I currently am and gaining experience in different job roles is so important but, I do find myself thinking a lot about the next step I want to take. Sunday evenings, as much as I try and fight it, consist of me led in bed thinking if I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow I could create pictures and capture moments, write a blog post or two, answer fifty emails, work on my website and maybe sleep in until 7am. I know I won’t have it every morning, but I really want that jump out of bed lets get shit done attitude and working on my little corner of the internet really gives me that.
What ever your doing in your career make sure your putting your all into it and if it doesn’t set your pants on fire? Be brave and find your thing. It took me about five years to realise I love writing so don’t put too much pressure on yourself, it will come. What are your future career goals and thoughts on being financially driven? I’d love to hear them!
Lots of love,